Monday, February 02, 2009

USS New York made from steel from World Trade Centre

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

USS New York It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Centre.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 Centre 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 centre 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'.

Thanks to Doberman at I Luv SA

And to Scottkoen who has taken this magnificent pics. You can see more at


scottkoen said...

The USS New York will be commissioned at pier 88 in New York City on November 7th 2009. It shouls be quite a celebration. Glad you like my pictures of the Christening

mawm said...

Hey Scott - I copied them from another blog. I hope that is OK? I do like attributing work to people who have done it - so I'll make changes to the post and link to you.

BTW - nice site you have