General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers USNS Medgar Evers

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USNS Medgar Evers

General Dynamics NASSCO today delivered USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named in honor of the slain African-American civil rights leader from Mississippi who served as the state’s first-ever field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).Construction of the USNS Medgar Evers began in April 2010. NASSCO has incorporated international marine technologies and commercial ship-design features into T-AKE-class ships, which deliver food, ammunition, fuel and other provisions from shore stations to combat ships at sea.” As demonstrated on our successful sea trials three weeks ago, the Medgar Evers is ready for immediate service,” said Fred Harris, president of General Dynamics NASSCO.