USS New York made from the steel of the World Trade Center

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    Got this in an email today from my golf buddy, actually from Peter who I rebuilt the Halifax for.

    USS New York

    It was built with 24,000 tons of 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 moulds 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 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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    #2 razor1uk, Jul 5, 2013
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    It's a pity those metals prior to being smelted was never inspected by FEMA or other Federally mandated inspections before being cast as an instrument of power, it would appear this is a neuvo blood banner.
    Long may those aboard and serve with her serve well, with honour and be careful of the clique; be mindful of the multiply instigated tragedies compounded by a wilfully illegal destruction of evidence, may a deity (of their own choice) bless all aboard her.
     
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    Thank you N4521U. I don't quite know what to say, I'm a little choked up right now. To the men and women on the USS New York: God Speed and Good Hunting.

    Jeff
     
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    Long may those aboard and serve with her serve well, with honour and may a deity/deities (of their own choices) bless all aboard her. I do like the newer angular partial stealthier ship designs - like a ship in an F-117 style.
    Apologies if you thought I was denigrating any service personnel, the unfortunate fallen, that is not what I said or mean to insinuate.
     
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    Bill, I cannot think of a better use for the WTC steel. She'll be a very special ship in your navy.
     
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    I am glad it is appreciated as much I was when Peter sent it to me.

    Being x-Navy, if ever there was a ship a sailor would request to serve aboard, THIS would be the one.
    Further, a good conduct medal should be a required award for Anyone serving aboard her.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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