New Navy Supply Ship Christened in San Diego
The USNS Amelia Earhart plunged into the San Diego Bay for the first time last night. The ship is nearly 700ft. long and weighs in at 25,000 tons, and will deliver supplies to U.S. and allied warships
Tom Fudge: Last night a new Navy ship slid into the waters of San Diego Bay. The USNS Amelia Earhart was christened at the NASSCO shipyards by local Congresswoman Susan Davis, among others.
The Earhart is a 700ft. supply ship. Its job will be delivering food, ammunition, and other provisions to war ships at sea. It is, obviously, named for the great female aviator, Amelia Earhart.
- Karl Johnson, director of communications for General Dynamics NASSCO .