Bonnie forwarded me an email earlier today about the USS New York. I remember hearing about this shortly after they started building the ship, but didn’t keep up with it. Here is an excerpt of the full article on Wikipedia
Twenty-four tons of the steel used in its construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center, with seven tons melted down and cast to form the ship’s “stem bar” — part of the ship’s bow. The construction workers reportedly treated it with “reverence usually accorded to religious relics,” touching it as they walked by.
The USS New York touts one heck of a payload: around 350 Navy sailors/officers and just shy of 700 Marine soldiers/officers and has the capability to launch up to four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters simultaneously.
Can somebody give me a Ooh-rah?!