Monday, August 11

The USS New York



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. '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'

11 comments:

Granny Annie said...

I think that was the best tribute paid to the victims of 9/11.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful tribute!
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OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I was unaware that such a ship had been buikt...That is really quite wonderful! To know that the Steel from the WTC is now a part of something else that is serving our country---Well, that is quite moving. Thanks for posting this Judy.

BTW: Bridget told me she got those File Dolders at Urban Outfitters....Hope you can find them.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

I wasn't aware that steel from the WTC had been used in this fashion, and I think its one terrific application. The pics were excellent and reviewing you post kinda put a tear in my eye of real pride of country---thank you for that.

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ I have heard about this and it is AWESOME! THX! ~ jb///

Beverly said...

The way we act I think we have forgotten.

PI said...

What a brilliant idea. There is something always so special and dignified about a ship.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Now there's something you don't see every day. Thanks, Judy.

Kay Dennison said...

WOW!!!!! A glorious memorial!!!!

Shephard said...

That's amazing.
~S

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ I LOVE THIS SHIP! ~ jb///