Here she is.....

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by gonecatn, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. gonecatn

    gonecatn New Member

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    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?  
 
    "Never Forget"  
 

    Please keep this going so everyone can see what we are made of in this country. 
 

    http://www.ussnewyork.com/
     
  2. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Dan - Thanks for posting! That is really cool! :cool2:
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Dan this is some interesting info. Appreciated.
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I agree with both of the posts above, Thanks for posting:cool2:.
     
  5. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Six ships have been named "New York", but there has only been one Oklahoma and one Missouri. Of those eight ships, which are the most famous. LOL Darn yankees still haven't gotten it right yet. ROTFLMAO
     
  6. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I'd like to see it in action.:wink:
     
  7. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    And only one USS Indianapolis! Yup, she was a yankee. We are still proud of her and many still mourn her loss. I know you were just yankin chains, but if you are gonna talk great ships, you gotta remember "Indy".:wink: