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USS New York — Ship Recovered From 9/11

“She may suffer damage but she will never know defeat.” (Ronald Sugar, Chairman and CEO, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems)

On Sept. 9, 2003, steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, L.A.

“When the ship’s bow section was poured into molds, big rough steel workers treated the metal with total reverence.”  (Navy Captain Kevin Wensing)

“It was a spiritual moment for everybody.  When the steel first arrived, I touched it and the hair on my neck stood up.  They knocked us down but they can’t keep us down.  We’re going to be back.”  (Junior Chavers, Foundry Operations Manager).

Additional facts on USS New York

  • Built with 7.5 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center
  • Designed for missions including special operations against terrorists
  • Able to carry 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft
  • Ship’s motto — Never Forget

God bless the USA!

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