Images: War of 1812: New Orleans [Image 121 of 303]
Machinist's Mate 1st Class Michael Wagner wipes down the engine room of the Patrol Torpedo Boat 305 during its restoration at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Wagner, assigned to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), was participating in a community service project in conjunction with the the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The events are part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series.