In honor of the fallen heroes of September 11th, 2001, the USS New York--a massive, sophisticated warship--was forged in part using steel from the collapsed World Trade Center. This History Channel special offers incredible footage of the ship itself, along with interviews with the engineers and experts who participated in its unprecedented construction.
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Partially constructed from the steel of the World Trade Center in a stirring tribute to the heroes of 9/11, this amphibious surface ship is one of the most technologically advanced vessels ever constructed.
HERO SHIPS comprehensively profiles the revolutionary USS New York, tracking the process of its development through detailed technical explanations, expert interviews, and amazing footage of the ship itself. Those working on this engineering marvel are engaged in a race against time and the elements as they strive to design a ship than can face the mounting challenges of modern warfare and live up to the valor of its predecessor, the venerable USS New York of 1911.
Fast-paced and riveting, THE USS NEW YORK narrates the U.S. Navy's remarkable quest to create the world's most sophisticated anti-terrorist vessel.