USS New Orleans (LPH-11) was an Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship. She was launched on February 3, 1968 and was decommissioned and placed in reserve in San Diego, California, in October 1997. In 2006, she was relocated to Pearl Harbor to be prepared for a 'SINKEX' (SINKEX or Sink Exercise is a US military term for the test of a weapons system usually involving a torpedo or missile attack of an unmanned target ship.), where she remains into August 2008. In February 2008, the New Orleans was listed for scrapping.
Category: Sea - Military - Amphibious