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Old 11-02-2009, 10:31 AM   #1
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although I wish they would say how much they saved with the recycled wtc steel, since I bet the contractors used to harness the wtc steel charged more than the ship builders would have spent to normally purchase the steel...
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although I wish they would say how much they saved with the recycled wtc steel, since I bet the contractors used to harness the wtc steel charged more than the ship builders would have spent to normally purchase the steel...
I'm with you. Very cool ship. As an ex-Navy dude, I appreciate what goes into a ship like this.
I doubt that steel cost any more than the rest of the steel. It's obviously just about the symbolism. I think I read there are 7 tons of 9/11 steel in the bow of the ship. That's not much compared to the total weight.

P.S. Wikipedia says 24,900 tons loaded.
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VERY VERY COOL!!


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That's a nice use... now if they could only get off their asses and fill that hole where they got the steel from in the first place.
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I bet the contractors used to harness the wtc steel charged more than the ship builders would have spent to normally purchase the steel...
I bet you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, since they are government contracts with Northrop Grumman they all come in at the same price. THe next two, USS Arlington and USS Somerset are due in the next few years.
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I think that ship is BAD ASS and an awesome way to re-use the steel from the WTC!!!!
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...since they are government contracts...they all come in at the same price...
The actual cost of the individual ships in a class vary by quite a bit (even when adjusted for inflation.) In the end they look at the total program cost and do an average to come up with the one number to use as a unit cost.

More importantly, these are government contracts, which means they probably paid way too much for the stuff they bought. Remember, this is our Federal government at work.
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I bet you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, since they are government contracts with Northrop Grumman they all come in at the same price. THe next two, USS Arlington and USS Somerset are due in the next few years.
Your right.
I don't know.


But I think you misunderstand me.
I'm wondering about the cost to procure the steel/ salvage, transport, re-smelt and reforge, transport to Grumman.
I know a little on Grumman shipbuilding.
I like their latest products.
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