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USS New York comes to life; ship born of 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel


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The New York came to life Saturday, becoming the Navy's newest warship - and a proud symbol of fortitude.

 

The $1 billion amphibious transport dock carries 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow stem.

 

"The New York will be a visible testament to our resilience," said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as the first watch was set and hundreds of sailors and Marines ran onto the decks of the ship, a tradition signaling the official commissioning of the vessel.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/11/07/2009-11-07_uss_new_york_comes_to_life.html#ixzz0WE3D20On

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I saw this being built on discovery channel. Very befitting usage of the steel, which will lead the namesake vessel on missions of mercy, combat missions & training missions.

 

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I went to see the ship it was amazing. I floating fortress. It had land vehicles, air and amphibious crafts as well. The crew was very cool, allowing us to take pictures with them and my family. I will soon make a thread concerning it. It also gave a great view of the intrepid next door and all of its historical collections as well as the concorde. All in all a great experience on a great vessel. "Never Forget".

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