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USS New York- Built From Twin Towers

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  1. blizzard

    blizzard Active Member

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    Here SHE is , The USS New York (LPD 21), made from the World Trade Center !

    USS New York

    It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the WorldTrade 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 castings 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 lots of meaning 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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    I am EXTREMELY jealous of the welders who got to work on that project.
     
  2. Hipshot 3

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    I don't know who thought of doing this, but my hat is off to them! Great!
     
  3. Ron Frazier

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    Thanks for sharing this. Outstanding idea!
     
  4. Hitapair

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    Yes, thanks for sharing.
     
  5. blizzard

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    You're Welcome.
     
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