NEWEST NAVY SHIP LAUNCHED - San Antonio (LPD 17)

NEWEST NAVY SHIP LAUNCHED - San Antonio (LPD 17)
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NEWEST NAVY SHIP LAUNCHED - San Antonio (LPD 17), the first of a new class of amphibious transport dock ships built for the U.S. Navy by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector, will be christened at the company's Avondale Operations near New Orleans, La., on July 19, 2003. The 684-foot, 25,000-ton ship will join the fleet in 2005.