With thousands observing, Dotty England (right), ship's sponsor, triumphantly raises the champagne bottle she used to christen LPD 21, New York.

With thousands observing, Dotty England (right), ship's sponsor, triumphantly raises the champagne bottle she used to christen LPD 21, New York.
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With thousands observing, Dotty England (right), ship's sponsor, triumphantly raises the champagne bottle she used to christen LPD 21, New York. The fifth Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship of the San Antonio-class contains seven-and-a-half tons of World Trade Center steel in her bow. Joining England in celebration are (l-r) U.S. Navy Cmdr. F. Curtis Jones, LPD 21's prospective commanding officer, her husband, deputy secretary of defense Gordon England and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding president Mike Petters.