US Navy Receives T-AKE 10 from General Dynamics

18 July 2010 (Last Updated July 18th, 2010 18:30)

The US Navy has received another dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) from the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, California. Charles Drew is the tenth Lewis and Clark-class ship capable of delivering almost 10,000t of dry cargo and petroleum p

The US Navy has received another dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) from the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, California.

Charles Drew is the tenth Lewis and Clark-class ship capable of delivering almost 10,000t of dry cargo and petroleum products to the Navy and allied ships at sea.

The 689ft long T-AKE 10 will be operated under the US Navy's Military Sealift Command.

Currently, the 11th and 13th dry cargo ships are under construction at the San Diego shipyard while construction of the 14th and last ship is scheduled to begin by the end of 2010.