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The New York

It is the sixth ship to bear the name of our 11th state and could well  become the most historic of the lot. The LPD-21 as it is officially designated was built in Avondale,La and is skippered by a native New Yorker, Cmdr Curtis Jones. It has a succinct but poignant motto, “Never Forget” which needs no elaboration.

The 684 foot, amphibious transport dock weighs many tons but its the 7 1/2 tons of steel in the bow- stern and keel that are most significant. For, this steel comes from ground zero.The New York

Yesterday, it sailed past the Statue of Liberty on its way to being commissioned on Saturday in New York. It will remain in New York through Veterans ‘ Day before traveling to Norfolk where it will be one of many. On this day, it sailed  alone.

Cmdr Jones may have said it best. “We deal with tragedy by rising from it and pushing on. It’s very powerful-awesome in the truest sense of the word-and very, very humbling.”

The ships  complete story can be found at  uss.newyork.com.

We wish it fair winds and following seas!

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November 3, 2009 - Posted by | military | , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Great picture by mark Mark Lennihan of the Associated Press. I also forgot one small but movind detail. On its way to Pier 88, the ship paused at ground zero and delivered a quite fitting 21 gun salute.

    Comment by tarheeltalker | November 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. Good post! All I can say is that this American will never forget the 3000 souls that were killed by those dirty terrorist. Maybe the ship will help the far left to remember also!

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | November 3, 2009 | Reply


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