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USS New York Leaves Avondale

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 8:50am

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.