USS New York, made with steel from World Trade Center, commissioned in New York

NEW YORK, 9 Nov. 2009 The Navy's newest ship, the USS New York (LPD 21), was commissioned this weekend at a U.S. Navy ceremony in New York.

Nov 9th, 2009

NEW YORK, 9 Nov. 2009 The Navy's newest ship, the USS New York (LPD 21), was commissioned this weekend at a U.S. Navy ceremony in New York.

The bow stem of the Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship contains 7.5 tons of steel recovered from the World Trade Center and the ship is named in honor of the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a Northrop Grumman release.

New York is an amphibious transport dock designed to transport Marines and their equipment. It will be used to support humanitarian, amphibious assault, special operations and expeditionary warfare missions around the world, according to a U.S. Navy release. The ship, the seventh U.S. Navy ship named for the state, is the fifth in the Navy's San Antonio class series, according to the Northrop Grumman website.

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