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967Re: USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) launched April 16

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  • usaseapower
    May 18, 2011
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      Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is expected to announce that the last of the 14 Lewis and Clark-class cargo ships Cesar Chavez, in memory and honor of the late farmworker activist. He will be visiting the facilities of General Dynamic NASSCO, where the ship is being built, in San Diego's mostly Latino neighborhood, Barrio Logan.

      For more on this: http://www.sacbee.com/search_results?q=ship+named&aff=1100 and elsewhere on the internet. There is no shortage of military war heroes for possible ship names.


      --- In PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com, "Pacific Merchant Marine Council" <pmmc@...> wrote:

      For more on this class of Military Sealift Command supply ships see: http://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/SHIP_T-AKE-2_USNS_Sacagawea_Atlantic_COMPUTEX08_lg.jpg


      SAN DIEGO (April 16, 2011) The newly christened Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) is launched into San Diego Harbor. William McLean was christened by Margaret Taylor, the eldest niece of Dr. William McLean, the U.S. Navy physicist who conceived and developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile.
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