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Diva305  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 1655)
Tue, 4th Mar '08 11:07 PM


USS New York

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast
the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.'

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'

The ship's motto?


Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Tue, 4th Mar '08 11:58 PM

thank you this uplifting story.
Note: Please check your link again- I only got a blank screen


Larrybus  (Level: 317.9 - Posts: 383)
Wed, 5th Mar '08 12:08 AM

Here's a link that should work:

Diva305  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 1655)
Wed, 5th Mar '08 12:29 AM

Thanks Larry

Spacecat  (Level: 164.5 - Posts: 673)
Wed, 5th Mar '08 4:07 PM

EXCELLENT. That is one beautiful ship. Whoever had the inspiration to use the steel from the Trade Center to build a warship is to be congratulated.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Wed, 5th Mar '08 7:43 PM

I put three years on a minesweeper out of Florida and it could fit inside this thing.
I crossed the pond twice on my ship and it was like being a ping-pong ball in a washing machine. Go Navy !!!

Smaug  (Level: 144.7 - Posts: 2765)
Wed, 5th Mar '08 9:39 PM

Awesome. I emailed this all over. Thanks.

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