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Navy's new vessel built with WTC steel

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posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 07:48 AM
I wonder if this thing will see combat-Did they build as more of a ceremonial thing or did they pick the steel up real cheap!!

posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 07:54 AM
A few stats about the new ship.

Ship Characteristics
Length 684 feet (208.5 meters)
Beam 105 feet (31.9 meters)
Displacement Approximately 24,900 tons full load
Speed In excess of 22 knots (24.2 mph)
Aircraft Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously. The ship’s hangar can store 1-2 aircraft.
Armament Two 30 mm Close-in-Guns, for surface threat defense; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense
Landing Craft Two LCACs (air cushion) or one LCU (conventional)
EFVs 14 Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles
Power plant Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 Hp
Crew 363 (29 officers, 334 enlisted) including 3 Marines
Troops 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total.
LPD 17 Class San Antonio (LPD 17). New Orleans (LPD 18), Mesa Verde
(LPD 19), Green Bay (LPD 20), and New York (LPD 21)
Motto “Never Forget.”

There was at least one thread about her already, but I'm glad to see her construction coming along so well.

posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 07:56 AM

With a year to go before it even touches the water, the Navy's amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history twice. It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center, and it survived Hurricane Katrina.

So, it survived Katrina, huh? Gosh I hope there's never a fire on the top deck of the ship. It will crumble down flat into the water.

At least while it lasts it will be fighting terrorism.

posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 09:14 AM
This was announced over three years ago, back when the U.S. Vavy was asked by Govenor Pataki to christian one of two planned (to be built with WTC steel) as the USS New York. This went against Navy policy, as only subs (in classes, aka Los Angeles Class) are given such names, but was approved.

Announced in Sep 2002 (One Year after WTC), with a projected launch of 2008 (seems they are on track).

Google it.

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posted on Apr, 4 2006 @ 09:36 AM
BH, that was cooooolllddd.

I think it is a pretty cool idea though.

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