USS New Orleans

The USS New Orleans is an amphibious transport ship, commissioned in 2007.  Its lower deck can carry two hovercrafts and, well, a boatload of other gear like jeeps.  The lower deck can be flooded to aid in launching amphibious vehicles.

We were given an excellent tour by a Boatswain's Mate, of rank Petty Officer Second Class.  His main task is working the anchors while mooring, and as a watchman while under way.


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