USS NEW YORK

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  1. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    im not sure where this originated, but i got it in an email today.. looks pretty cool!
    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'
     

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  2. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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  3. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    thats a "gator freighter" my buddy served on an older one of those. its not gonna be commissioned until november.
     
  4. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    I believe this vessel will be part of an amphibious assult group, i saw the pbs speicial on it. ooorah. thats neat how the recycled the buildings into the ship.
     
  5. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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    thats what i was thinking.. i just got it today, and looked up some info on it.. pretty neat deal..
     
  6. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    That is awesome! I had no idea this was even being built; thanks so much for sharing that. Makes you real proud, doesn't it?:wink:
     
  7. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Well if it returns a 10th of the pain it took to make I will call it a total success. Hopefully it can widen a few eyes on the other side of fight and make them rethink their next move.