Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Steely Question of the Week: 11-3-2009

November 2, 2009 - New York City - USS New York arrives in New York City -

LPD 21 arrived in New York City on Nov. 1 as PCU (precommissioning unit) New York. After the commissioning ceremony on Nov. 4 the ship--built with 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow--will officially become USS New York.

Questions of the week:
1) In tons, what was the reported range of weights of salvaged WTC steel used in building LPD-21?
2) In tons, what were the reported range of weights of fallen steel that fell on the deck of the San Francisco's Oakland Bay Bridge recently?
3) Will the USS New York (LPD-21) be a terrorist target of choice?
Answers Wednesday
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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