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Ship photo taken by MC1 Lyle Wilkie

A Coal City woman is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard a ship built using steel from the World Trade Center.  USS New York’s bow is forged from steel salvaged from the wreckage of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.

Navy officials say the New York is designed to deliver Marines and their equipment where they are needed to support a variety of missions ranging from beach assaults to humanitarian relief efforts. 

Navy officials also say the ship, which is homeported in Norfolk, Virginia is longer than two football fields at 684 feet. The ship is 105 feet wide and weighs more than 24,000 tons. 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Danielle Good spoke with WCSJ on Friday about being on the ship.

Good was three and half years old when 9/11 happened.

Navy officials say the ship has twisted steal from the rubble of 9/11 just outside of the pilot house and New York Fire Department Lieutenant Bill Butler’s uniform is also displayed around the pilot house.

The ship also has several artistic murals and a huge display of different fire department patches