Sunday, April 08, 2007

"Never Forget"

On September 7th, 2002, and out of steel taken from the World Trade Center ruins, the US Navy has announced the construction of a new generation of surface battle ships, the USS New York. The ship has been named in honor of the victims of 9/11.

Ironic, the very thing that was destroyed by terrorists has been rebuilt to seek and destroy those same terrorists. Is that stubborn determination, or simply American propaganda? Whatever it is, it's a sure sign of American superiority & determination that will not fade away or fear from radical zealots with empty promises of a return to their own Andalusian Pipe dreams.

Ship Facts:
Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters)
Beam: 105 feet (31.9 meters)
Displacement: 24,900 long ship tons
Speed: In excess of 22 knots (24.2 mph)
Aircraft: Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 Osprey tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously. The ship's hangar can store 1-2 aircraft.
Armament: Two 30mm Close-in-Guns, for surface threat defense; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense
Landing Craft: Two LCACs (air cushion) or one LCU (conventional)
EFVs: 14 Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles
Power plant: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 Hp
Crew: 360 Sailors (28 officers, 332 enlisted) and 3 Marines
Troops: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted)

Motto: "Never Forget"

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