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

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    http://hosted2.ap.org/txdam/54828a5e8d9d48b7ba8b94ba38a9ef22/Article_2011-05-18-Chavez-Navy%20Ship/id-9792cd410cc347209a208d8f60fdf8be Full Associated Press
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      Full Associated Press report of the naming of T-AKE 14 May 18 along with five photographs.

      Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Wednesday said it was an honor to name the last of 14 Lewis and Clark-class cargo ships after the late farm worker activist Cesar Chavez — pointing out that the vessels recognize American pioneers and visionaries who changed the country and the world for the better.

      Also to his credit, Cesar Chavez served in the US Navy during World War II.

      Here are the names of other T-AKE ships:

      T-AKE 1 USNS Lewis and Clark
      T-AKE 2 USNS Sacagawea
      T-AKE 3 USNS Alan Shepard
      T-AKE 4 USNS Richard E. Byrd
      T-AKE 5 USNS Robert E. Peary
      T-AKE 6 USNS Amelia Earhart
      T-AKE 7 USNS Carl Brashear
      T-AKE 8 USNS Wally Schirra
      T-AKE 9 USNS Matthew Perry
      T-AKE 10 USNS Charles Drew
      T-AKE 11 USNS Washington Chambers
      T-AKE 12 USNS William McLean
      T-AKE 13 USNS Medgar Evers

      Check out http://www.cbs8.com/story/14664352/lawmaker-criticizes-naming-ship-for-cesar-chavez for some comments.
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