Saturday, September 29, 2007

USS NEW YORK

Artist rendition of the USS New York


It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center.

It is the fifth in a new class of warship-designed for missions that include special operations against terrorist.

It will carry a crew of 370 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 September 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.

The ship's motto? "NEVER FORGET"!

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30 comments:

Mike said...

Nice post. Thanks for your comment on my blog. Great to hear and so encouraging!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Awesome post, Susan.

diana said...

i hadn't heard of this ship or of the metal being used. that's pretty awesome. it made the hair on the back of my neck tingle.

Rising Rainbow said...

I didn't know about this ship. Thank you for posting an amazing story.

Pam said...

I think that is just awesome! God bless America! Help us turn back to Thee!

Short Stop said...

That's really neat. What a cool post. Thanks, Susan!

Terri said...

I have never heard of this ship or how they built it. It's very important to never forget. Thanks!

Karen said...

Wow, I didn't know about this. Thanks for sharing. It's inspiring! I had this bizarre dream about the World Trade Center and the Towers last night, in the dream there was some real ungodly stuff going on at the former site...it was strange. I would have forgotten if I'd not read your post.

MightyMom said...

wow! that's fantastic!

Anita said...

Dear Susan,

Sorry for being a bit late for reading your S&T post (I was too busy yesterday). What a lovely paint-by-number drawing. Unfortunately, I have never done a paint-by-number drawing myself but I'd love to.

Oh I so much enjoyed the story about the young man who got in touch with your via the internet after so many years. In missed that last post on your baloon but I will read it right away now.

And oh NO NO NO Susan, I will never ever be bored with your very nice words on my garden... ;-)) Thank you so much, you always put a big smile on my face when I see you have passed by... And please excuse me because I do not have time to come here as often as I would love to....

Have a wonderful week-end dear Susan and I am looking forward to welcoming you at my garden again very soon!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

annie said...

That is so cool!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I like that picture! pretty cool story about the ship!

Myrna said...

Thank you sharing that inspiring story. I had no idea. It's good to know that the steel has been recycled in a meaningful way.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I loved that story. Thank you for sharing it. My Grandson, Daniel who is 17 knows just about everything there is to know about the Titanic and all the people on it. He even has a blog about it. I always enjoy going there reading it. Have a great weekend, Susan. connie from Texas

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

And may we do just that...NEVER FORGET! I'm ready a book of fiction called "The Messenger" right now...and I think it is more truth than fiction. We must fight for what we believe, Christianity and our nation are at stake against.

inspired said...

very interesting stuff ThanX ;]

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

How beautiful! We will never forget!

Karolee said...

I had heard that the ship was being built, but had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.

It is pretty awesome to have that memorial connected with the ship. I'm sure it gives the men and women serving on board a great deal of pride in their country.

Susie said...

I had heard of this ship, but your post provided some details I didn't remember. Love their motto...
:)

Susan said...

Great post...I love the story behind it.

:-) Susan

Talk..to..Grams said...

I read your comments on other blogs and think you are neat!! So I thought I should drop by and say Hello!!

I just read on one of your posts that you live in Tulsa! Two of my daughters graduated from ORU and back then we were down there a lot!

I just started blogging in June for an outlet because I am kind of crippled up and I have a 45 year old daughter Nancy, who is special needs and has lupus real bad.... this blogging has been so wonderful for me!!!

I was just going to write about Nancy on my blog but it went in a diffrent way and it has brought me a lot of joy! I will be returning over here, you have a wonderful joyful blog!! Grams

weavermom said...

I, too, did not know of this ship and the significance of the metal. I'm glad to know. Thanks for posting about it!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I hadn't heard of this. Thanks for sharing. God bless America!

striving... said...

What a awesome ship. The soldiers on that ship are going to be so proud. Thank you for sharing

groovyoldlady said...

This is the first I've heard about the ship. Thanks for sharing!

Momma Roar said...

I hadn't heard about this - I'm so glad you shared it! Reading it made the hairs on my neck stand up!

Lori said...

Great post. That's neat. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth said...

I've heard about this before and actually verified that it is true! I think that is an awesome use of that metal.

Ruth said...

I've heard about this before and actually verified that it is true! I think that is an awesome use of that metal.

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