The USS New York - LPD-21 - Never Forget
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Special features of USS NEW YORK:
  • Name given by then Secretary of the Navy Gordon England
  • Keel was laid on August 2004
  • 1,200 Louisiana workers stayed to keep building the ship after Hurricane Katrina hit the shipyard in August 2005
  • Ship was christened at Northrop Grumman’s Avondale shipyard on March 1, 2008
  • Motto: “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.”

Construction with World Trade Center steel was encouraged by Governor George Pataki of New York and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City

The USS New York, the Navy’s newest ship — made from the steel of the fallen World Trade Center towers

 

 

 

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