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Old 01-15-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 20:50:06 -0500


Here SHE is,

The USS New York--
made from the World Trade Center !



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"
USS New York Built With World Trade Center Steel

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Old 01-15-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Very cool.

Ken
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Wow - I think that is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you posting this. Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Here's hoping that the USS New York has a long and storied career. Amazing!
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Old 01-16-2008, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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She has been christened with the tears of every New Yorker, we were all New Yorkers on that terrible day......I pray that she carries her missions out with all the courage of those that were lost that day, and all those we have lost since that horrific September morning.
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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Is that the one we're sending to get Bin Laden? Never forget - we never will.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:35 AM
 
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I'm proud to say that I worked with Avondale Shipyard when they designed the LPD-17 San Antonio class.

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The amphibious transports are used to transport, and land Marines, their equipment and supplies by embarked air cushion or conventional landing craft or amphibious vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft in amphibious assault, special operations, or expeditionary warfare missions.
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The (twelve - ed.) ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy’s seabase transformation. Collectively, these ships functionally replace over 41 ships (LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113, and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships) providing the Navy and Marine Corps with modern, seabased platforms that are networked, survivable, and built to operate with 21st century transformational platforms, such as the MV-22 Osprey, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), and future means by which Marines are delivered ashore.
The US Navy -- Fact File
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:11 PM
 
Location: In the real world!
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I saw that on TV and thought that was wonderful! What a way to honor those that died that day.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:35 AM
 
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Default That is one kickass ship....

..Go Soldiers - Go USA!!! I Will Never Forget, I pray for the soldiers & their families everday!! Great Thread!!

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Nice looking ship. Hope that it never has to cary out any of the missions it was designed for
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