posted on Dec, 28 2002 @ 11:10 PM
This does seem to be a fine gesture on behalf of those who were lost and their near and dear ones. Apparently, it took some doing and breached the
usual rules of warship nomenclature: it's New York State, I guess, and this sort of name has, I believe, moved from its original home in battleships
I would hope that there were no dirty deeds attached -money to Northrop Grumman and the like -but I would also hope that it isn't dispatched to
any sort of combat zone. I'm reminded of Hitler's decision to rename one of his "pocket battleships" since the sinking of a vessel named
"Germany" (i.e. Deutschland) might have a catastrophic propaganda effect.
I'd hate to think of a "New York" being sunk or badly damaged.