Thursday, June 19, 2008
Official USS NEW YORK Commissioning Committee Web Site Is Launched
Visitors to the Web site will be able to learn about the mission and history of the ship, keep abreast of upcoming commissioning events, donate to the USS NEW YORK Commissioning Committee and Foundation and purchase official and exclusive commemorative items and collectables. One hundred percent of the donations as well as proceeds from the purchases made on the Web site will go towards the events surrounding the commissioning and to providing for the morale, welfare and recreation needs of the crew, as well as scholarships for children of the ship's first and future crew members.
"We are excited about the launch of USSNY.org," said
The exclusive commemorative items and collectables initially offered on the Web site include, among others, ball caps, mugs, t-shirts, photographs and patches. More items will be added in the future.
USS NEW YORK (LPD21) has forged into its bow approximately 7.5 tons of
steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center. The ship weighs 25,000 tons,
is 684 feet (208.5 m) long, 105 feet (32 m) wide, and is the fifth amphibious
transport dock ship in the U.S. Navy's
USS NEW YORK was christened on
Contact: Edelman for USS New York Commissioning Committee John R. Dillard 212-704-8174 John.Dillard@edelman.com Christopher Mittendorf 212-704-8134 Christopher.Mittendorf@edelman.com