Construction Starts on USNS William McLean

Friday, September 25, 2009

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), began construction of the future USNS William McLean, the twelfth ship of the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program.  The William McLean is named in honor of the Navy physicist who conceived and developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile.  The ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the third quarter of 2011.

The T-AKE ship incorporates international marine technologies and commercial ship-design features, including an integrated electric-drive propulsion system to minimize operating costs over its projected 40-year service life.  The primary mission of T-AKE ships is to deliver as much as 10,000 tons of food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions to combat ships at sea.  NASSCO has delivered the first eight
T-AKEs, which are also known as Lewis and Clark-class ships.  The shipyard also has construction contracts for four additional T-AKEs and long-lead material contracts for two more ships for a total class of 14 ships. 

(www.nassco.com)

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