USS New York Leaves Avondale

USS New York Leaves Avondale

POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 8:49am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The USS New York, built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center site, is heading to its namesake city.

The warship left the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's yard in Avondale Tuesday. The Navy will officially commissioned it in New York in early November.

A company spokesman says two ships under construction - Arlington and Somerset - will join the New York as 9-11 "tribute" ships.