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USNS Amelia Earhart to be christened 6 April

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    Navy to Christen USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6) http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=36204 Story Number: NNS080404-22 Release Date: 4/4/2008
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      Navy to Christen USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6)

      http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=36204


      Story Number: NNS080404-22
      Release Date: 4/4/2008 3:43:00 PM

      From the Department of Defense

      WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will launch and christen USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE-6) at a 9 p.m. PDT ceremony on April 6. One previous ship has been named for Earhart. The SS Amelia Earhart was a Liberty ship built in the U.S. during World War II.

      The christening ceremony for the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark class of underway replenishment ships will be held at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.

      Designated as T-AKE 6, the new ship honors aviation pioneer Amelia Mary Earhart for her courage, vision and groundbreaking achievements, both in aviation and for women.

      Earhart became a household name in 1932 when she became the first woman -- and second person -- to fly solo across the Atlantic, flying from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Londonderry, Ireland. That year, she received the Distinguished Flying Cross from the U.S. Congress, the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor from the French government, and the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society from President Herbert Hoover.

      In January 1935, Earhart became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to Oakland, Calif. Later that year she soloed from Los Angeles to Mexico City and back to Newark, N.J. In July 1936, Earhart took delivery of a Lockheed 10E "Electra," financed by Purdue University, and started planning her around-the-world flight.

      Rep. Susan A. Davis, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Earhart's niece, Amy Kleppner, will serve as ship's sponsor. The launching ceremony will include the time-honored Navy tradition when the sponsor breaks a bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen the ship "Amelia Earhart."

      USNS Amelia Earhart is the sixth ship in the Navy's 11-ship T-AKE class. The ship will directly contribute to the ability of the Navy to maintain a worldwide forward presence by delivering ammunition, food, fuel, and other dry cargo to U.S. and allied ships at sea. The ship is designed to operate independently for extended periods at sea and can carry and support two helicopters to conduct vertical replenishment.

      As part of Military Sealift Command's Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force, USNS Amelia Earhart is designated as a United States Naval Ship and will be crewed by 124 civil service mariners working for Military Sealift Command. The ship will also have a military detachment of 11 U.S. Navy Sailors to provide supply coordination.


      USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6)

      http://navysite.de

      USNS AMELIA EARHART Image Gallery:

      The photos below were taken at San Diego, Calif., on March 10, 2008. They show the AMELIA EARHART undergoing construction at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company.

      - Military Sealift Command -

      USNS AMELIA EARHART is the sixth LEWIS AND CLARK - class Dry Cargo / Ammunition Ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name.

      General Characteristics:Awarded: January 27, 2004
      Keel laid: May 29, 2007
      Launched:  
      Delivered:  
      Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.
      Propulsion system: Integrated propulsion and ship service electrical system, with generation at 6.6KV by FM/MAN B&W diesel generators
      Propellers: one
      Length: 689 feet (210 meters)
      Beam: 106 feet (32.31 meters)
      Draft: 29.5 feet (9 meters)
      Displacement: approx. 41,000 tons full load
      Speed: 20 knots
      Dry Cargo Capacity: 1,388,000 cubic feet
      Fuel Cargo Capacity: 26,000 barrels
      Aircraft: two helicopters
      Armament: none
      Crew: approx. 125 civilians and 49 US Navy
      Homeport:  




      Crew List:

      This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USNS AMELIA EARHART. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

      • Click here to view the list.


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