USS NEW YORK IS ON IT’S WAY!

 



While this news piece isn’t really  gay, we thought it was still of interest to the city and worth running.

The USS NEW YORK is made from 24 tons of
salvaged steel from the World Trade Center.

I t   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 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.’


The ship’s motto? ‘Never Forget’


She arrives in NY 11/2/09 for the commissioning ceremony on 11/7.

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