USS NEW YORK Ship’s Items Make Great Gifts for the Holidays

December 3, 2008 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment

Authentic USS NEW YORK (LPD21) memorabilia are now available from the Ship’s Store section of the official USS NEW YORK Commissioning Committee Web site located at www.USSNY.org. USS NEW YORK is a U.S. Navy ship currently under construction in Louisiana. The ship, containing more than seven tons of steel from the fallen World Trade Center, is expected to be commissioned on November 7, 2009 in New York Harbor.
Visitors to the Ship’s Store section of www.USSNY.org will be able to purchase authentic commemorative items and collectables that make great holiday gifts, such as:
    —  The official ball caps bearing the ship’s crest that the crew wear:
        the blue cap worn by Navy sailors and the red cap worn by the U.S.
        Marines;
    —  A polo shirt with the ship’s crest and a t-shirt with a silhouette
        of the ship and icons of New York, including the Statue of Liberty crown
        and the World Trade towers;
    —  A pewter model of the stealth ship, set on a wooden base;
    —  “USS NEW YORK,” a History Channel show that tells the story of
        the building of the new ship as well as the distinguished history of her
        predecessor, the battleship USS NEW YORK, which won three battle stars
        in World War II at Okinawa, Iwo Jima and North Africa.  The DVD was made
        available through show’s producers, Lou Reda Productions;
    —  Coffee mugs, a tankard and thermal container with the ships crest; and
    —  Patches, ties and lapel pins with the ship’s crest.
Proceeds from the purchases made on the Web site will go towards the events surrounding the commissioning, including welcoming crew families, and a USS NEW YORK Foundation which will provide scholarships for children of the ship’s first and future crew members through the USS New York Foundation.
“With the holidays fast approaching, people have been asking us how they can get their hands on authentic USS NEW YORK memorabilia,” said Robert A. Ravitz, RADM USNR (Ret.), Co-Chairman & Executive Director of the Commissioning Committee. “The online Ship’s Store at our Web site meets this demand and is the only authentic USS NEW YORK merchandise provider. What is particularly nice about these purchases is that they will directly benefit the ship’s crew and family members. We encourage visitors to shop at our online Ship’s Store for the holidays and beyond.”
The 25,000-ton USS NEW YORK is the fifth in the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio Class. The newest addition to the Navy’s 21st century amphibious assault force, the USS NEW YORK will have a crew of about 360 sailors and will be capable of transporting 700 combat-ready Marines. The ship, sometimes referred to as a stealth ship, will also carry the Osprey tilt rotor aircraft, Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) craft, and Marine expeditionary vehicles.
USS NEW YORK was christened on March 1, 2008 at Northrop Grumman’s Avondale, LA shipyard, where it is being completed prior to undergoing sea trials.

    Contacts:

    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
SOURCE USS NEW YORK Commissioning Committee
 http://www.USSNY.org

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