At ussnewyork.com site.
With a length of 684 feet, USS N.Y. (LPD-21) is designed to carry up to 800 Marines, with flight deck for multi helicopters and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.
Two other ships – the Arlington and Somerset – are being built in honor of the victims of the attacks on the Pentagon and United Flight 93 and are also incorporating materials salvaged from those sites. Read.
USS New York Makes Maiden Voyage (New Orleans to New York City) #
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A Navy assault ship built with tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center towers began its journey to New York on Tuesday, sailing down the Mississippi River... in a pea-soup fog as watchers along the levee strained for a glimpse. Read.
The Times-Picayune October 12, 2009, 5:14PM
By Paul Purpura: The preparation...Read.
Happy Birthday Navy!
More from British Conservative paper...
Ship built of World Trade Centre wreckage sets sail for New York:
From Ronnie Harris, mayor of nearby Gretna, Louisiana:
"The entire country comes together in the form of that bow stem and I'm so proud that this event puts it in the history books and in people's minds."
Where's Barry's MSM? They seem to have missed this story....
A Little History of the US Navy... Oct. 13, 1775:
In Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of eighty, and to send them out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying munitions and stores to the British army in America...
This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and as such constitutes the birth certificate of the navy. Read.