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Sunday, March 2, 2008

New York, New York

Yesterday, the Navy christened a new ship; the USS New York. What make this ship unique is that 7.5 tons of the steel to make this vessal came from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, in New York. This is truly a fine tribute to the victims of 9/11.
For any of you history buffs that want to know why there had not already been a USS New York; the original USS New York was built in 1891 and served in the Philippine-American War, the Chinese Revolution and World War I.

Decommissioned in 1931, the New York stayed in Subic Bay for ten years before the US scuppered her, to prevent the massive 17-inch guns from falling into Japanese hands. She now lies on her port side in 27 meters of water.