March 2, 2008

PHOENIX CLASS:

US warship built from September 11 wreckage (Megan Levy, 02/03/2008, Daily Telegraph)

A US Navy warship has been built with wreckage from the World Trade Centre as a floating monument to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Thousands of people, including families of the 9/11 victims, gathered in Louisiana for the christening of the USS New York on Saturday.

More than 7.5 tonnes of steel was salvaged from ground zero to build the ship's bow - the part that splices through the water, symbolically leading the way.

"It resurrects the ashes, so to speak, to do great things for our nation," said Bill Glenn, a spokesman for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, the ship builder

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 2, 2008 7:51 AM
Comments

Alas the USS Phoenix was transferred to Argentina which rechristened her the General Belgrano. The Brits torpedoed her during the Falklands campaign. Harry's Uncle was there.

Posted by: JAB at March 2, 2008 10:16 PM

Any other Navy would consider that ship an aircraft carrier, not a troop carrier...

Posted by: Mike Earl at March 3, 2008 5:08 PM
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