The USS New York: Made from Steel of the World Trade Center!

USS.NY5Here  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. 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.

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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. They can’t keep us down. We’re going  to be back.”

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The ship’s motto? “Never  Forget”

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