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  • mdoddsjffhnfc
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    it's first deployment will be to Afghanistan, send the troops ashore to find Bin Laden, take him back to the ship. Then tie him to the bow of the ship as it cuts through the water. He'll never forget.

    USA!

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  • captstanm1
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    Awesome....sends chills down my spine! God Bless.

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  • RspctFrmCalgary
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    AWESOME! Very symbolic.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    The brand new assault craft with a capability of carrying around 800 marines and equipment is to be named the U.S.S. New York, in tribute to the almost 2,800 people who died in the attacks of September 11 2001.

    The steel is set to be shipped to Northrop's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for construction to begin in the middle of next year. The 684-foot ship should be ready for service in 2007. The ship will have the motto "Never Forget".

    The recycled steel from the Twin Towers, if it meets quality standards, will be used to form the ship's "stem bar". That is part of the ship's bow, where the vessel cuts the water.

    New York authorities have the awesome problem of disposing of the 1.62 million tons of rubble that went to the nearby Fresh Kills landfill from the World Trade Center site.

    Some memorial sculptures made from recycled steel have been commissioned by the city, and tribute sculptures have now been erected in many civic, and private facilities throughout the country.

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  • CaptainGonzo
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    Ray..do you know what type of ship the New York will be?

    Usually, if named after a state, it is a "boomer" (nuclear missle equipped submarine). If named after a city, it's a 688 Los Angeles Class hunter killer submarine.

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  • Steel salvaged from WTC to form part of new Navy ship

    NEW ORLEANS — About 24 tons of steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center is being melted down to form part of a new Navy ship that will be named the USS New York.
    Casting of a section called the bow stem was set for Tuesday at a foundry in Amite. The section will later be shipped to Northrop Grumman Corp.’s shipyard at Avondale, just outside New Orleans.
    “Symbolically, the World Trade Center steel will be the first part of the ship slicing through the water,” said Ed Winter, a spokesman for Northrop Grumman’s shipbuilding division. “That’s in honor of the victims and the heroes of the 9-11-01 tragedy.”
    The steel, primarily from a section of beam about 20 feet long, was salvaged in December from a New York landfill that received much of the debris from the twin towers. It was believed to have been part of the south tower, the second of the skyscrapers hit by hijacked airliners but the first to collapse.

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