USS New York Leaves NYC

USS New York Leaves NYC

POSTED: Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 11:57am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm

NEW YORK (AP) - The ship has sailed. The USS New York has left its namesake city after finishing up its inaugural visit.

The Navy ship was built in Louisiana with steel from the rubble of the World Trade Center. It arrived in the city last week, and was officially commissioned over the weekend.

Lt. Commander Suzanna Brugler said the ship left at 7 a.m. Thursday. It headed to a Naval weapons station in New Jersey. The plan was to wait out some severe weather further down the Atlantic seaboard before continuing.