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Using a metal World Trade Center, built in the U.S. amphibious assault ship

March 2 2008

The U.S. Navy added a new warship - USS New York. The vessel is noteworthy that the construct of metal structures of the New York World Trade Center, destroyed by terrorists. Yesterday the ship christened.

The ceremony took place in the city Evondale U.S. state of Louisiana. The event was attended by thousands of people, including relatives and friends of the deceased; ship also has a symbolic name. In the bow of the ship was carrying a special shield with the symbol of the twin towers and the caption "We will never forget." It is noteworthy that the construction of this vessel is connected, in addition to the September 11 tragedy, even with Hurricane Katrina struck the U.S. in 2005. Many workers Evondale continued to build the ship, despite the fact that their homes were destroyed by the hurricane.

Construction of a vessel registered 25,000 tons of U.S. treasury cost of one billion dollars. The length of the ship is 208 meters, width - 32 meters. The ship's crew - 360 people. In 2008, work on the ship to be launched will continue. The vessel will join the U.S. Navy in 2009, reports AP.

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