Sunday, August 17, 2008

USS New York















Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center !

The USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center! 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 steel workers 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 USS New York 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.

The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'

Thanks for sharing Amy...

6 comments:

wendy said...

Wow I didn't know this. Very, Very interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

Carolyn said...

Another person who knew nothing about this ship. Thank you for sharing, it's very interesting to know about this and what a special ship this will be.

Lisa said...

What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing.

Dianna said...

How awesome is that*!?*

Dianna said...

Hey lady*!*
My camera is a Canon Powershot A620~I did a lot of research before buying it. I LOVE it :) It's a few years old now so I'm sure there is a new model.
Have a great day Ma'am*!*

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Just amazing!