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It doesn't want as a New York City Subway train it it can deliver -- 700 member of marine battalion anywhere in the world.
And it was named in honor of the victims of 9/11 today the USS New York were looking at it live.
Begins its maiden voyage from New Orleans where it was built to be commissioned in its namesake city.
The navy transport ship was proudly constructed using nearly eight tons of steel salvaged from the Twin Towers.
Live in New Orleans right now hi Chris tell us more about the ship.
You've been happy -- for publicly about the weather real quick -- and you can see that visibility down to about a tenth of a mile you can see that there's a ship over here.
That is currently docked in a mighty Mississippi River here you can barely make it out.
As for the ship itself that we'll actually cruised down on the Mississippi and referred to New York as you mention I want to bring in Kevin Amos.
He's with that Northrop Grumman -- actually have built 70% of our -- vessels.
-- me more about the ship itself.
The -- is an LPD class to 684.
Feet in when he.
Travels about 22 knots in house up to 800 -- And -- -- great feeling of pride for the ship builders see this you seldom misses it can only imagine we should point out of the ship itself was built an app India Louisiana about like twelve miles or so up river.
A lot of people probably 6000 or so actually took part the men and women who I guess what you know.
Here's everything that comes along with building that hit it really is an emotional day for you guys.
It's absolutely absolutely an emotional day and I'd like to say that all 40000 ship builders that make up -- -- -- shipbuilding.
Have touched this project either with their hander -- art.
And -- today is just a great deal of pride for everyone.
That we were told from our producers -- New York that it's actually making its way down I'm maybe a little behind schedule but what goes into building a ship.
That is this -- I mean it can hold -- -- for -- four helicopters things like that I mean it is a massive ship.
Construction began back in 2004 and it's been under construction actually for five years.
About a four year ten month project.
And it starts out with about a hundred people and works its way up to 17150.
-- -- -- craftsman.
Have you ever had a -- with the detail and in terms of you know we know that it was built with seven and a half tons.
Of steel recovered from the nine elevenths site the importance of that speaks for itself but I mean in terms of what you guys do have you ever work with with metal what was such meaning.
Absolutely not not in my 27 year career.
-- -- this leading edges as we call it on the ship the and build from seven halftime of that tree -- deal.
It's just absolutely phenomenal for -- ship builders that that ship will be the maybe thirty years.
But it completely in the way.
And we're very proud and let's pan around with our camera you can just talk to me about the pomp and circumstance we've been down here to the world quite often.
I hear the marching band a local high school starting out here.
I mean the people of New Orleans have really gotten together around us that they absolutely -- you can always count on downtown New Orleans and the people of the New Orleans area to back any.
Any event is good for America god and thank you for that I've been back you guys in New York -- Chris Gutierrez thank you so -- this huge.
-- -- will be.
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