USS New York, ship built with steel from World Trade Center, leaves dock

USS New York, ship built with steel from World Trade Center, leaves dock

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October 13th, 2009, 8:33 pm #1

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Posted: October 13, 2009, 1:06 PM by Ron Nurwisah, National Post


Normally a U.S. warship leaving the shipyard doesn't get many headlines. But the USS New York is no ordinary ship.

The transport ship's bow stem was made with steel reclaimed from the World Trade Center. The ship left Louisiana on Tuesday en route to New York, where it will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome.

From the USS New York official blog:

The USS New York will leave Avondale on Tuesday at about 7 a.m., and officials are asking people to line the banks of the Mississippi River to give the ship a New Orleans-style sendoff.The ship whose bow stem contains about 7 1/2 tons of steel from the World Trade Center, felled during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks also will receive two 21-gun salutes during its trek from Northrop Grummans Avondale shipyard to the Gulf of Mexico.

The USS New York will head to its namesake city, where it will be commissioned Nov. 7. Then it will move to its homeport of Norfolk, Va.

The ship's construction wasn't without incident. Construction was delayed when the shipyards were devastated by Hurricane Katrina four years ago.

The Times-Picayune has more on New Orleans' attachment to the ship:

"We think that because of this ship's special nature, it deserves a special send-off, " said Lola Lass, president of the Greater New Orleans Executives Association, which is organizing the "Line the Levees" event.

She noted the ship's motto: "Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget," and its analogous ties to the New Orleans region, whose shipbuilders, despite setbacks caused by Hurricane Katrina four years ago, invested sweat in building a vessel that honors a national tragedy.


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October 14th, 2009, 2:22 am #2

There is lots planned here in the NYC area for the USS New York Commissioning coming up.
http://www.ussny.org/commissioning.php

http://www.ussnewyork.com/ussny_commissioning.html

If I can get nearby and get some photos I will post them.
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October 14th, 2009, 6:20 pm #3

Reading articles about this new ship, I keep seeing PCU. What does that stand for??
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October 14th, 2009, 7:10 pm #4

Pre-commissioning unit
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October 14th, 2009, 7:36 pm #5

Thanks - appreciate it!
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October 14th, 2009, 9:58 pm #6

There is lots planned here in the NYC area for the USS New York Commissioning coming up.
http://www.ussny.org/commissioning.php

http://www.ussnewyork.com/ussny_commissioning.html

If I can get nearby and get some photos I will post them.
I worked there for eleven years.I was there for the bombing and worked on the recovery.I watched them burn and fall from the street and lost six freinds. Worked the bucket brigade for three days at ground zero and the day she sails up the hudson at least 27 guys on my job will be down on the west side watching that day. We have all the same story and will have quite the party at the blarney rock pub on 33rd and 7th ave all invited.

Bob R.
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October 16th, 2009, 1:20 am #7

I know that many of us would like to see them!!! Friends of mine lost their son in the Towers that day... I know that they feel that this ship symbolizes a memorial stone that their loved one will never have. They have shared what an amazing memorial it is to all who died September 11, 2001.
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October 20th, 2009, 1:42 pm #8

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Posted: October 13, 2009, 1:06 PM by Ron Nurwisah, National Post


Normally a U.S. warship leaving the shipyard doesn't get many headlines. But the USS New York is no ordinary ship.

The transport ship's bow stem was made with steel reclaimed from the World Trade Center. The ship left Louisiana on Tuesday en route to New York, where it will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome.

From the USS New York official blog:

The USS New York will leave Avondale on Tuesday at about 7 a.m., and officials are asking people to line the banks of the Mississippi River to give the ship a New Orleans-style sendoff.The ship whose bow stem contains about 7 1/2 tons of steel from the World Trade Center, felled during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks also will receive two 21-gun salutes during its trek from Northrop Grummans Avondale shipyard to the Gulf of Mexico.

The USS New York will head to its namesake city, where it will be commissioned Nov. 7. Then it will move to its homeport of Norfolk, Va.

The ship's construction wasn't without incident. Construction was delayed when the shipyards were devastated by Hurricane Katrina four years ago.

The Times-Picayune has more on New Orleans' attachment to the ship:

"We think that because of this ship's special nature, it deserves a special send-off, " said Lola Lass, president of the Greater New Orleans Executives Association, which is organizing the "Line the Levees" event.

She noted the ship's motto: "Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget," and its analogous ties to the New Orleans region, whose shipbuilders, despite setbacks caused by Hurricane Katrina four years ago, invested sweat in building a vessel that honors a national tragedy.

SALUTE TO NEW YORK CITY AND NEW YORK STATE...

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, the yet-to-be commissioned ship will come to a halt in the Hudson River. There, opposite the former World Trade Center site, USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) will dip her colors, fire a 21-gun salute to the people of her namesake city and state, and proceed to Pier 88 to be formally inducted into the Fleet five days later at a shipboard ceremony.

At the Monday-morning event, members of the Fire Department of New York, the New York Police Department, the NY/NJ Port Authority Police, members of 9/11 victims' families and military service veterans will gather onshore at New Yorks World Financial Center to return the salute.

http://www.ussny.org/


While she is docked at Pier 88, on 12th Avenue at 48th Street near the Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, USS NEW YORK (LPD-21) will be open to the public, free of any charge, on a first-come first-served basis, at specific times and dates . They are:

Wednesday, November 4 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 5 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday, November 9 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Dates and times are subject to change. Updates will be posted here.)

Those who plan to go aboard the ship are advised to:
-- Arrive early as lines may be long, especially on Sunday, Nov. 8.
-- Enter at the West 46th Street and 12th Avenue entranceway.
-- Bring a photo ID.
-- Wear comfortable shoes.
Large packages or backpacks will not be allowed on board.
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November 19th, 2009, 12:15 am #9



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