Navy Ship Built With WTC Steel To Go Into Service

NEW YORK -- The Navy is commissioning its newest battleship with a bow forged from steel that once held up the World Trade Center.

The USS New York is to be placed in active military service during a ceremony on a Manhattan pier Saturday morning.

Naval officials say the steel from the trade center attacked on 9/11 symbolizes that the United States will always persevere.

The $1 billion warship was built near New Orleans by workers who themselves survived Hurricane Katrina.

Just before the commissioning, a memorial to 9/11 heroes will be unveiled by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York Gov. David Paterson and Bill White, who's president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

The memorial is also made of steel from the fallen trade center.


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  • by mandy on Nov 9, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    cool, now we need to finish kicking some A-- with this ship. We are not done America.
  • by JIm Location: SC on Nov 8, 2009 at 08:01 AM
    I guess the flyover will be performed by a fleet of space shuttles since this is our nation's newest Battleship. Another fine example of what has come to be called informed journalism... God bless the USS New York, and all who sail aboard her. Even thou she's not a battleship, she will carry some of our nation's best into harm's way.
  • by Cid Location: NC on Nov 7, 2009 at 09:22 PM
    Navy Ship Built With WTC Steel To Go Into Service. Don't you get it Americans. It is a statement to the World is that Demoracy and Freedom is America.
  • by Chief, USN (ret) Location: ENC on Nov 7, 2009 at 02:35 PM
    The media is using the term battleship too loosely. This fine ship is an amphibious assault ship. It's like trying to compare a submarine to a frigate.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Nov 7, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Battleship? What battleship? USS New York is a fine vessel indeed bit it's NO BATTLESHIP. The Navy classifies ships by their mission goal and capabilities. This ship is what us old salts call a "gator frieghter". It is an amphibious assault ship. It carries a contingent of soldiers or Marines who are put ashore by water landing craft and helicopter and acts as a command ship. A BATTLESHIP carries a wide array of offensive weapons ranging from heavy guns to cruise missiles. Mission statements are very different between the two.
  • by Anonymous Location: New Bern on Nov 7, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    The flyover during the ceremony is being done by some of our own local Harrier pilots from Cherry Point.
  • by Rpn Location: Merritt, NC on Nov 7, 2009 at 10:13 AM
    Beautiful ship, and very deadly to our enemies if only our Commander in Chief will use it to its fullest capabilities. But I doubt very seriously that he will.
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