VIDEO: Warship built of WTC wreckage sets sail for New York

The USS New York, the warship built with steel salvaged from the rubble of the World Trade Center is headed to the Big Apple.

The vessel left Louisiana on Tuesday en route to New York, where it will undoubtedly receive a warm welcome for its November 7 commissioning ceremony.

The ship will then be open to the public for 10 days, until it leaves for its base in Virginia.

Huge numbers of spectators lined the banks of the Mississippi river near New Orleans as the 684-foot ship sailed through the fog, according to local media.

The USS New York’s primary mission will be to deploy Marine battalions to the scene of counterterrorism operations.

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You can find more information about the vessel here.