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New York's namesake ship to visit for 9/11 anniversary

The new Navy assault ship USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, passes lower Manhattan as it arrives Nov. 2, 2009 in New York.

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A Navy ship built with steel from the World Trade Center will anchor off lower Manhattan for ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced Tuesday that the Navy has agreed to bring the USS New York to the state it was named after.

Mr. Schumer said the Navy's decision came after weeks of negotiations.

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Schumer said in a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus that it would be fitting for those who lost loved ones at the twin towers to be joined by the ship forged with steel from those towers.

The USS New York is an amphibious transport ship built with 7.5 tonnes of steel salvaged from the trade center. The ship's motto is "Never Forget." It was commissioned in 2009.

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