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Bedhog
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USS New York partially made from WTC steel
How am I just finding out about this. Petty bad arse tribute.


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Shortly after 11 September 2001, Governor of New York George E. Pataki wrote a letter to Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England requesting that the Navy bestow the name "New York" on a surface warship involved in the Global War on Terrorism in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks.[5] In his letter, the Governor said he understood state names were reserved for submarines but asked for special consideration so the name could be given to a surface ship.[6] The request was approved on 28 August 2002.


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A symbolic amount of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center after it was destroyed in the September 11 attacks was used in her construction.[1] The ship is the first to be designed fully from the CAD-screen up to support all of the Marines' primary mobility capabilities—Landing Craft Air Cushion and MV-22B Osprey.[8] The contract to build New York was awarded to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2003. New York was under construction in New Orleans at the time of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[9] 7.5 short tons (6.8 t) of the steel used in the ship's construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center; this represents less than one thousandth of the total weight of the ship.[10] The steel was melted down at Amite Foundry and Machine in Amite, Louisiana, to cast the ship's bow section. It was poured into the molds on 9 September 2003, with 7 short tons (6.4 t) cast to form the ship's "stem bar"—part of the ship's bow. The foundry workers reportedly treated it with "reverence usually accorded to religious relics," gently touching it as they walked by. One worker delayed his retirement after 40 years of working to be part of the projec






fr33manator
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re: USS New York partially made from WTC steel
Big ships like that are fascinating
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fishfighter
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Young people are not in the know of history.


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fillmoregandt
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re: USS New York partially made from WTC steel
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The foundry workers reportedly treated it with "reverence usually accorded to religious relics," gently touching it as they walked by. One worker delayed his retirement after 40 years of working to be part of the projec




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777Tiger
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re: USS New York partially made from WTC steel
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Big ships like that are fascinating


and in this case, very lethal


saint tiger225
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One worker delayed his retirement after 40 years of working to be part of the project
That's pretty cool. Kudos to him, bc after working for 40+ years, I'd be trying to get out of that place asap.


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Bedhog
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and in this case, very lethal
it's a big arse military parking garage



BTW, Those hover craft are built at Bayou Sauvage in Louisiana by Textron. Location


777Tiger
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it's a big arse military parking garage


let's see you attack that parking garage


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fr33manator
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and in this case, very lethal



I found the Battleship age fascinating. From an historical standpoint it’s a bit disappointing that there weren’t more encounters from
The dreadnaught era. Jutland was the only time massive fleets engaged.

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onelochevy
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BTW, Those hover craft are built at Bayou Sauvage in Louisiana by Textron. Location


Yep. I worked there for 13 years and my dad was there for over 30. Still a cool feeling seeing the LCAC's on TV


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atrain5
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re: USS New York partially made from WTC steel
I work in the steel industry and am involved with the building of Naval ships. I think these ships are modern marvels, and for some reason, its an awesome feeling being involved in the process


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Bedhog
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let's see you attack that parking garage
nahh fam, i'm good


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DCtiger1
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re: USS New York partially made from WTC steel
What happened to Textron LMS in Slidell?


Bedhog
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What happened to Textron LMS in Slidell?

no idea. All I know is i've seen them big load bastards a few times when going fishing out of Chef Menteur and they're a sight to see.


DCtiger1
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Last time I was out there I took a ton of pictures. My old boss was touring the facility. At the time they were building a ton of ASVs and refurbishing some that had been damaged overseas. Saw a few LCACs and the coast guard boats they build as well. Pretty awesome to see.


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UpToPar
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re: USS New York partially made from WTC steel
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The steel was melted down at Amite Foundry and Machine in Amite, Louisiana, to cast the ship's bow section


With jet fuel, no doubt.


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