Photo: USNS Charles Drew

Tuesday, March 02, 2010
USNS Charles Drew, the 10th ship in the Navy's class of dry cargo/ammunition ships, slides into the water following its christening Feb. 27, at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy)

The Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships — the Navy's newest class of logistics ships, also called T-AKEs — continued to grow with the launch of the 10th ship in the class and the delivery of the ninth to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. USNS Charles Drew was christened and launched during an early morning ceremony Feb. 27, at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. Ship's sponsor Bebe Drew Price, daughter of the ship's namesake, broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow.

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