US Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) and embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) got underway from Piraeus, Greece, after completing a scheduled voyage repair and port visit.
During the seven-day stop, New York completed maintenance normally done in its Mayport, Florida, homeport, ensuring the amphibious ship’s sustained operational readiness and ability to complete any US 6th Fleet mission tasking.
The approximately 400 sailors and 700 marines on New York also enjoyed the opportunity to engage with their hosts as both nations are committed to promoting peace and stability in the region. Focused on strengthening US-Greece partnerships, 20 Marines and Sailors gave back to the local community by helping perform minor preservation and maintenance work on a Muscular Dystrophy Association facility.
USS New York is currently deployed to Europe and Middle East as part of the Iwo Jima amphibious ready group which includes the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). The group started their six-month deployment in February, getting underway from Naval Station Mayport, Florida.