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James Wright

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USS New York...A 9/11 Tribute
9/9/2007 5:11:58 PM

Here SHE is,

the "USS NEW YORK,"

Made from the World Trade Center!

USS New York

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 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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Roger Macdivitt .

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Re: USS New York...A 9/11 Tribute
9/9/2007 5:32:08 PM

Wow James,

That's some story.

Roger

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Re: USS New York...A 9/11 Tribute
9/9/2007 5:55:53 PM

Hi James,

Wow never heard of this ship thanks for sharing!

Take care,

Robert

 

 

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Re: USS New York...A 9/11 Tribute
9/9/2007 8:44:35 PM

Hi James,

Thank you for sharing this with us.  What a fitting and proper way to Memorialize the fallen Heroes of 9-11.  I don't know if this is the type of ship that is fitted with Cruise Misses or not, but wouldn't it be appropriate if the missile with his name on it, that sent him to his final resting place down below, came from this ship?

Thanks again My Friend,

Phil Black

“There may be trouble all around, but I am calling you to a place of peace. Be still and know that I am God. Come to Me, and I will give you wisdom, strength, and grace for everything you face." Psalm 46:10
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Re: USS New York...A 9/11 Tribute
9/9/2007 9:24:21 PM

Hi Roger, good to hear from you my friend!!!

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