The USS New York was added to the United States Navy fleet in 2009 with the motto, “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.” The ship was made with steel from New York City’s World Trade Center that was salvaged from the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Wikipedia: USS New York (LPD-21)
USS New York (LPD-21), the fifth San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named after the state of New York. New York has a crew of 360 and can carry up to 700 Marines. It is notable for using a symbolic amount of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center after it was destroyed in the September 11 attacks.
New York was christened on 1 March 2008, in a ceremony at Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans. Dotty England, the ship’s sponsor, smashed the traditional champagne bottle on the ship’s bow and christened the ship New York. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including Louisiana Congressman William J. Jefferson, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England, members of the New York City Police Department and the New York City Fire Department, and family members of 11 September victims.
Motto: “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.”
USS New York (LPD 21)
A Brief History
The newest ship to bear the name has acquired a distinguished history of her own before she even set sail. The ship and her motto, “Strength Forged Through Sacrifice - Never Forget,” pay homage to the victims and first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The ship contains 7.5 tons of steel recovered from the remains of the World Trade Center towers within her bow. According to Dotty England, the ship’s sponsor and the wife of former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, “I went to the pouring of the steel down at Amite, Louisiana, and not just myself, but everybody connected in that steel mill, treated that steel with utmost dignity. It was rather quiet, everybody handled it with dignity. The steel workers in Amite felt like they were contributing to the defense of the nation.”
In a poetically apropos gesture, USS New York was delivered to the fleet on August 21, 2009, at 9:11 am.
New York (NY) Times
CITY ROOM BLOGGING AT NYTIMES.COM/CITYROOM.
By JENNIFER 8. LEE
Published: October 21, 2009
State names are now generally reserved for submarines, but in 2002, Gov. George E. Pataki requested that the U.S.S. New York name be revived.
The motto for the ship is ‘’Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.’’
New Times (Broward/Palm Beach, FL)
USS New York, Ship Made From Twin Towers, Leads Fort Lauderdale Fleet Week
By Chris Joseph Mon., Apr. 28 2014 at 11:29 AM
Fort Lauderdale Fleet Week is here, which means Navy ships and all-around maritime awesomeness.
Of all the ships coming into Port Everglades, the biggest star will undoubtedly be the USS New York, which was constructed from steel recovered from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.
Coming in at 684 feet in length, the New York is one the Navy’s newest ships. It’s classified as an amphibious ship, which means it can deliver Marines and weaponry on enemy beaches.
The New York‘s bow stem is made from 7.5 tons of steel taken from the World Trace Center. The ship’s motto is “Never Forget.”