USS New Orleans (LPH-11), an Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship in the United States Navy. She was the third Navy ship named for the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Involved in Viet Nam and the first Iraq operations. Also recovered Apollo 14 and was involved in recovery of Skylab 2 & 3 and Apollo-Soyuz.
Was the ship on which scenes from the movie Apollo 13 were filmed.
By kjfitz @ 2006-12-27 16:13:31