USS New York Hoax?

I got a email tonight about something interesting.
It was about a ship called USS New York that claims to be made with steel reclaimed from the World Trade Center buildings.
Is this ship really made of the same steel the towers were made or is it just a hoax?
How do i find out if the uss new york is real?

asked by Cambridge in History | 7507 views | 10-13-2009 at 05:42 PM

Yes it is true, it's not a hoax.
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 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 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 is "Never Forget."

answered by Go_ | 10-13-2009 at 05:45 PM

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