The USS New York is on its way to a new homeport in Florida.
The amphibious transport dock ship left Norfolk Naval Station on Wednesday. It’s scheduled to arrive at Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday.
The New York’s commanding officer, Capt. Jon Kreitz, told The Virginian-Pilot that the move is bittersweet for many crew members.
Kreitz says many have spent large parts of their careers in Hampton Roads. But they’re also excited to go to Mayport.