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USS New York Is Part World Trade Center

Maybe some of you heard this urban legend before, but I never had so I'm posting it. The legend goes that the USS New York, scheduled for christening March 1st, was made out of scrap metal from the World Trade Center. And it turns out that it's true.
It 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.
The ship was named to honor the victims of the 9/11 attack and two other sister ships, the Arlington (Pentagon location) and Somerset (Somerset County, PA), are named for the same reason. The ship's motto is "Never Forget".



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I didn't hear that before but that's awesome
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I thought that I had heard something about it a while back, but that was about 2 yrs ago. It's a very fitting tribute...
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Ive heard about it but couldent tell you from where
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USS New York (LPD-21)
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New York (LPD-21) under construction, August 2006.
Career United States Navy Ensign
Awarded: 25 November 2003
Laid down: 10 September 2004
Christened: 1 March 2008 (scheduled)
Commissioned: late 2009 (scheduled)
Motto: Never Forget
General characteristics
Displacement: 24,900 tons full
Length: 208.5 m (684 ft) overall,
201.4 m (661 ft) waterline
Beam: 31.9 m (105 ft) extreme,
29.5 m (97 ft) waterline
Draft: 7 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
Boats and landing
craft carried: Two LCACs (air cushion)
or one LCU (conventional);
14 EFVs
Capacity: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total
Complement: 28 officers, 333 enlisted
Armament: Two 30 mm Bushmaster II, for surface threat defense;
two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense.
Aircraft carried: Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously.

USS New York (LPD-21), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the state of New York. The ship is designed to deliver a fully-equipped battalion of 700 Marines.

Shortly after 11 September 2001, Governor of New York George E. Pataki wrote a letter to Secretary of the Navy Gordon England requesting that the Navy bestow the name USS New York on a surface warship involved in the War on Terror in honor of September 11's victims. In his letter, the Governor said he understood state names are currently reserved for submarines, but asked for special consideration so the name could be given to a surface ship. The request was approved 28 August 2002.

Oddly enough, a previous holder of the name, USS New York (BB-34), had its keel laid on September 11, 1911, exactly 90 years to the day before the WTC was attacked.

Twenty-four tons of the steel used in its construction came from the small amount of rubble from the World Trade Center actually preserved for posterity. Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. It was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003. With seven tons melted down and cast to form the ship's "stem bar" — part of the ship's bow.[1] The shipyard workers reportedly treated it with "reverence usually accorded to religious relics", gently touching it as they walked by.[2]

On 9 September 2004, the Secretary of the Navy announced that two of her sister ships will be named Arlington and Somerset, in commemoration of the places two of the other planes used in the attack came down: Somerset, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia.

The contract to build New York was awarded to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems of New Orleans, Louisiana in 2003.

The ship also survived Hurricane Katrina
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24 tons isn't all that much, but the thought is what counts. Nice tribute.

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Im not sure how naval tonnage is figured out. The Titanic was only like 12k. It has something to do with space available to store stuff I think
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That's a ghost ship if I ever heard of one...


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That's a ghost ship if I ever heard of one...
Well there are four of them ready to go here soon
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Tonnage wont have much to do with the punch she will give.
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