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Photo: Launching of USNS Washington Chambers

September 14, 2010

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (N00P)

Photo courtesy U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (N00P)

USNS Washington Chambers, the Navy's newest ship in the Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships, was christened and launched Sept. 11, during a morning ceremony at the General Dynamics (GD) NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. The 689-ft Chambers, designated T-AKE 11, slid into the water for the first time as the ship's sponsor broke the traditional bottle of champagne against the bow. Chambers' sponsor is Loretta Penn, wife of former Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment and former Acting Secretary of the Navy, B.J. Penn.

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