Fascinating. This is the ship made from the Twin Towers scrap, to commemorate their fall.
The USS New York, made 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
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted
down in a foundry in Amite LA to cast the ships 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 are going to be back.
this going so everyone can see what we are made
of in this country!