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Ship symbolizes survivors bond between NYC, New Orleans

There are 5 comments on the story from Oct 13, 2009, titled Ship symbolizes survivors bond between NYC, New Orleans. In it, reports that:

Peering through thick fog, hundreds stood on the banks of the Mississippi River early Tuesday and cheered as the latest piece of naval history cut through the haze and belched its horn. The onlookers waved flags at the New York, a freshly built 684-foot Navy Amphibious Transport Dock ship slowly making its way to New York City, where it will be commissioned and renamed the USS New York.

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#1 Oct 13, 2009
It shold have been name the "New York City" so submarines would not get confused with it.

Hamden, CT

#2 Oct 14, 2009
good story, we should never forget.

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Chattanooga, TN

#3 Oct 14, 2009
Fair winds and following seas,USS New York.

Eatontown, NJ

#4 Oct 14, 2009
does anyone know if any other boat can be named new york, regardless of type of boat?

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New Rochelle

#5 Oct 14, 2009
jon wrote:
does anyone know if any other boat can be named new york, regardless of type of boat?
Yes, a capital ship could be called New York State; but there are few capital ships being built in an age when they are a liability.

The old "New York" was a battleship, sister ship to the Texas.

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