Here she is!

Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by doc_harvey, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

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    This would be a GREAT model!

    "USS New York

    It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center .

    It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions th at 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 assault craft.

    Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers 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 center 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'"

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  2. CK Styles

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    Thats a great story. This one would move up on my list as the first ship build for me if it were to be realized!
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    any one find any line drawings or any thing like that that might help?
  4. doc_harvey

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    I haven't looked....Maybe Jane's?
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    oh that helps!! thanks for finding that! was too busy to search myself!!:)