Navy Plans to Name Future Ship for Justice Ginsburg

Replenishment oiler craft transfers fuel to aircraft carrier strike groups. 

The Secretary of the Navy announced that the military branch will dedicate a future ship to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The future T-AO 212 replenishment oiler will be named USNS Ruth Bader Ginsburg in honor of her work on the highest court and on women’s rights. Her daughter will sponsor the ship. 

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said, “As we close out women’s history month, it is my honor to name the next T-AO after the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is a historic figure who vigorously advocated for women’s rights and gender equality. As Secretary of the Navy, it is my aim to ensure quality and eliminate gender discrimination across the Department of the Navy.” He added that the justice was “instrumental to why we now have women of all backgrounds, experiences, and talents serving within our ranks, side by side with their male Sailors and Marine counterparts.” 

Oilers are 742 feet in length, can carry 49,850 tons, and have a speed of 20 knots. They are designed to transfer fuel to the Navy’s active carrier strike groups and can carry up to 162,000 barrels of oil each. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Del Toro as he heads the naval branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • For wisdom for the president as commander in chief and the military advisors who brief him.

Sources: Newsmax, New York Times


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