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The U.S.S. New York

From the wreckage of the World Trade Center was forged over 7 tons of steel to become the "stem bar" of the U.S.S. New York on its way to New York City for its commissioning on November 7th. The New York is an Amphibious Landing Platform Dock with a primary mission of delivering a 700 member Marine Battalion anywhere in the World to the scene of counterterrorism operations.

The U.S.S. New York, forged from the steel of the World Trade Center.

USS New York LPD-21 under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' shipyard in Avondale, LA, will be the fifth amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio class. The ship was named New York after the state and incorporates in its construction steel salvaged from the World Trade Centers. Her ship motto is "Never Forget." "We're very proud that the twisted steel from the WTC towers will soon be used to forge an even stronger national defense," New York Gov. George Pataki spoke in 2002.

Interesting that there is that linkage, the U.S.S. New York, a San Antonio class ship. It would be great to be able to see it sail past the Statue of Liberty and then up the Hudson. What a sight it will surely be.

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