USN Deploys More Amphibious Ships for Relief Work

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) were preparing on 6 October to leave their homeport in Mayport, Florida, to sail to the United State's Gulf Coast to help the region in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate, which is projected to strengthen into a hurricane before making...

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) were preparing on 6 October to leave their homeport in Mayport, Florida, to sail to the United State's Gulf Coast to help the region in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Nate, which is projected to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall, US Navy (USN) officials said.

The ships have elements from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard. USN and marine forces are already spread throughout the Gulf and the Caribbean providing disaster aid following a spate of hurricanes in the region.

Source: www.janes.com