USNS Washington Chambers to be Christened on 9-11

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The U.S. Navy’s newest resupply ship, USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), will be christened and launched into San Diego Bay. The chrestening ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2010, beginning at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. The main gate (28th Street and East Harbor Drive) to the shipyard will open at 9 a.m. 

Rear Admiral Richard J .O'Hanlon, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, is the ceremony’s principal speaker.  Loretta A. Penn, senior vice president of Spherion Corporation and president of its Staffing Services division and the ship’s sponsor,  will ceremonially name the ship by breaking the traditional bottle of champagne against its hull.  Also speaking will be Rear Admiral David H. Lewis, PEO Ships; Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray, Deputy Commander, Military Sealift Command; and Fred Harris, president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  Speakers will be available for interviews after the launch.
 
The General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard is located at 2798 East Harbor Drive in San Diego.

Named in honor of the U.S. Navy officer who played a major role in the development of naval aviation, USNS Washington Chambers is the 11th ship of the T-AKE class of dry cargo-ammunition ships that NASSCO is building for the Navy.  When the Washington Chambers joins the fleet in 2011, its primary mission will be to deliver more than 10,000 tons of food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions to combat ships on the move at sea.

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

KTB Joins the KPI Bridge Oil Group

KPI Bridge Oil, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced that KTB will become a member of the KPI Bridge Oil Group as of June 1, 2016.

Norsafe Debuts New RIB in Gothenburg

Norsafe has released its first RIB, the Marathon 900, to compliment its range of boat models for professional and military customers.  Launched at High Speed

Damen Unveils Multi-role Utility Vessel

Work is due to start shortly on the first of a new class of Damen utility vessel UV2410.   This multi-role platform is the result of extensive consultation with

Vessels

Kvichak Delivers for the NYPD

Kvichak Marine Industries informs it continues to expand production of its high performance vessel line with delivery of another Response Boat - Medium Commercial   Kvichak,

Baltic Index Up On Higher Capesize Demand

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, rose on Tuesday helped by an increase in demand for capesize vessels.

EU Ships in Libyan Waters Would Undermine Tripoli Govt

The U.N.-backed government in Libya has not invited European ships into its territorial waters to help stop people smuggling because this could harm efforts to

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0892 sec (11 req/sec)