Shortly after 11 September 2001, the Governor
of New York wrote a letter to Secretary of the Navy requesting
that the Navy bestow the name USS New York on a surface warship
involved in the War on Terrorism in honor of the victims of the
September 11 attacks.
The ship is
notable for using steel that was salvaged from the World Trade
Center, after it was destroyed in the September 11 attacks
The USS New York has a crew of 360, and can
also carry up to 700 Marines.