|Out of the ashes of 9/11 comes a ship forged from the steel of the
World Trade Centre
HERE SHE IS - Made from the World Trade Centre.
It was built with 240000 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Centre .
It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include
special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and
700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and
Steel from the World Trade Centre was melted down in a foundry in
Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section.. When it was poured into the
moulds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steel workers treated it with total
reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a
spiritual moment for everybody there.'
Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade
centre steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my
neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They
knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'
The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'