USS New York – Made from the World Trade Center

by Rusty Lindquist on January 25, 2011 · 8 comments

USS New York - Made from the World Trade Center

USS New York - Made from the World Trade Center

 Built with 7 1/2 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center, the USS New York is the fifth in a new class of warship.  It’s designed specifically for missions that include special operations against terrorists.

It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines that can be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft at a moment’s notice.

The steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ships 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 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, but they can’t keep us down.”

As you can see from the ship’s side, her logo is “Never Forget”. (Note:  You can click the images below for a larger view).

 

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For many more photos and media on the USS New York, it’s construction, christening, and history, you can visit www.ussnewyork.com (note:  The site appears to be going down regularly, likely due to heavy traffic). 

Rusty

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Margaret August 27, 2008 at 4:11 PM

My niece, who lives just outside NYC, has terrible memories of 9-11. May the USSNewYork do it’s part to bring peace to the world.

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2 mormonsoprano August 28, 2008 at 10:56 AM

This is very cool. It gave me chills. May we never forget!

Our fight for peace honors their memory and shows our determination that they will not have died in vain, and it will never happen again on U.S. soil.

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3 Ducker August 28, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Lest we forget….

Semper Fi!

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4 Ronald Bigby December 25, 2008 at 9:03 PM

God bless America except for the non Christians.

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5 Margaret December 26, 2008 at 6:11 PM

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye alove one another; as I have loved you, that ye also blove one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have alove one to another.
John 13:34-35

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6 Anwar April 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Hansen wrote So prove to [me] that there is a God. You are there, so God must be there.OK, that’s a rellay, rellay, rellay shortened version of St Anselm’s ontological argument. Roughly, this states that everything must have come from something, so if you follow the line back, you’ll get to the one thing that didn’t come from anywhere, and that thing is God.LDS doctrine tries to buck this by saying that God did come from somewhere (God had an eternal father, etc), which, IMO, legitimizes the arguments of the atheists.However, you might come from the angle that you can’t prove God. The Biblical view, IMO, presents a God who is present in everything. The problem this presents is that you cannot measure A , which has God in it, then B which does not, and say that the difference is God.LDS doctrine , again, bucks this by saying that God cannot be everywhere at the same time. Yet more ammunition for the atheists.Rabbi Abraham Heschel gave an intriguing perspective in 1966, saying There are no final proofs for the existence of God, there are only witnesses. What do you think?

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7 Margaret December 26, 2008 at 8:58 PM

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 13:34-35

(Sorry, I slipped up before)

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8 Ironman February 23, 2009 at 7:24 AM

I am proud of that ship, by the way it will be commissioned in New york, go see it take part in US history.
May we never forget that day 9/11/2001and the people that lost their lives just because they happen to work at the world trade center.

Blessed be upon the citizens of The United States of America, their brave families and their mighty but merciful military.

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