Sunday, April 17, 2011

General Dynamics NASSCO Launches USNS William McLean

General Dynamics NASSCO Launches USNS William McLean: "
General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, today launched the U.S. Navy's newest supply ship, USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), during an evening christening ceremony at the shipyard.

The USNS William McLean is the 12th of a class of 14 dry cargo/ammunition ships slated to serve as Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships or be part of the Maritime Prepositioning Force.

USNS William McLean is named after William Burdette McLean (1914–1976), the U.S. Navy physicist who conceived and developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile.


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