Saturday, March 1, 2008

"Never Forget"

It’s been 2362 days since the WTC and over 2K innocents were murdered on that horrible day in New York. And now, on March 1st 2008, Great Satan christens Her latest future Navy ship, created with 24 tons of steel from the ruins of the Twin Towers.

Her war cry is "Never Forget."

USS New York - the only current ship in Great Satan's global waterborne armory to bear a state's name that isn't a submarine. She is the 6th warship to bear the name.

Her nom de guerre in Navyspeak is Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD 21).

USS New York will transport and land Marines, their equipment and supplies, by
embarked air cushion or conventional landing craft or Expeditionary Fighting
Vehicles, augmented by helicopters or vertical take off and landing aircraft.
USS New York shall support amphibious, special operations, or expeditionary
warfare missions through the first half of the 21st Century.

She is a significant offshore threat to Great Satan's enemies.

USS New York will chauffer 800 Marines into battle with all the goodies they desire and require to deliver a world of hurt.

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.

Two 30 mm Close-in-Guns, for surface threat defense; two Rolling Airframe Missile
launchers for air defense

Amphib Landing and Assault Craft - 2 LCACs (air cushion) or 1 LCU (conventional)

14 Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles

2 of her future sisters will be named USS Arlington and USS Somerset in commemoration of the places for the other two planes used in the attack on 911 that shed American blood on American soil.

She was christened by ship sponsor, Dotty England, (2nd time was the charm) on Saturday, 1 March 2008 at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, La. Big time cats were on hand to witness the phoenix rebirth of firepower, staying power and willpower like Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, the NYPD and NYFD, and family of 9-11 victims.

Her new Captain is Commander F. Curtis Jones, a native of New York City.

Some shipworkers say the hairs stood up on the backs of their necks the first time they touched her, like a Holy Relic.

"This is sacred and it makes me very proud. Nobody passes by that bow section
without knocking on it. Everybody knows what it is made from and what it’s
about."

Never Forget

11 comments:

Uncle Joe said...

Great post! Now, the WTC can shoot back.

Snooper said...

Indeed...the WTC can shoot back and with 7.5 tons of WTC steel in her bow, it seems poetic to me.

Debbie said...

Snooper's right, but I wonder if this will become a favored prime target for the terrorists? You know they would LOVE to take this ship out.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

JMK said...

A great use for that WTC steel.

It came at a staggering price...almost 3000 American lives, 343 FDNY firefighters (I knew about fifty of them), 23 NYPD cops and 38 PAPD cops.

The FDNY has never fully recovered from that day...not just the 343 lives and almost a millenium's worth of combined experience KIA that day, but the thousands of veteran FDNY personnel forced off the job shortly after that with various lung ailments, and sundry cancers.

Today there are only a few hundred members with over twenty years experience out of a force of appx 11,000!

I remember fondly being the "junior guy" in the South Bronx Truck Company I worked in, with twelve years on the job.

Those days are gone...and the FDNY lost a lot, as a result.

Bar Kochba said...

It is beautiful. May it hunt down the terrorists until the ends of the earth and destroy them.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Hi Uncle Joe - That is a great attitude - I wish I thought of that!

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Snooper! Hey there! How in the world are you sir? Thank you for coming by AND for the big plug at Newt.

USS New York - she is poetry and heavily weaponized too!

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Hi Debbie, Yeah that was the fisrt thing I thought of too.

Heck, America is full of symbolic high value targets. It's not about using fear - it's a fact.

The faster we put paid to their corrupt, murderous ideology and hunt them down anywhere in the world - the better!

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

JMK, first off - I would like to say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart for your selfless career in service to something larger than self.

You and your comrades, colleauges and families are owed a tremendous debt that could never be repaid.

The USS New York is but a small tribute to y'all and her hallowed war cry sums up what all of us feel, believe and share about that day - "Never Forget"

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Bar Kochba,
Hey there my old friend. You said it perfectly. Thank you!

Karen said...

"Never forget." No better words to describe the mission. Sweet justice will be doled out.