The Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans (LPH-11) was decomissioned in 1997 and mothballed at Suisun Bay until 2006. She was moved to Pearl Harbor in 2006 to prep for disposal via SINKEX, and was finally sunk during RIMPAC 2010.
Decommissioned USS New Orleans (LPH 11) taking fire during SINKEX, July 10, 2010.
New Orleans begins to roll during SINKEX, RIMPAC 2010.
New Orleans takes fire from a line of surface combat ships, July 10, 2010.
New Orleans begins to sink after being engaged by the Australian navy frigate HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152) with her 5-inch gun.
New Orleans rolls on its side and begins to sink after being impacted by rounds fired from several ships.
Decommissoned US Navy amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans (LPH 11) slips below the surface at the conclusion of SINKEX, July 10, 2010.
WEST CHINA SEA (July 11, 2013) The visit, board, search and seizure team conducts training aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65). Chosin is operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting exercises, port visits and operations to enhance maritime partnerships and promote peace and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 3rd Class Andrew Albin (Released) 130711-N-WT787-001