AMELIA EARHART T-AKE 6
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Lewis and Clark Class Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship
Keel Laid 30 May 2007 - Christened and Launched 6 April 2008
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Keel Laying. Cachet by Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
NAMESAKE - Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24 1897 – Missing July 2 1937 - Declared deceased January 5 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and women's rights advocate. Earhart was the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross, which she was awarded as the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, a women's pilots' organization.
Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean during an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight in 1937.
In 1942, a United States Liberty ship named "SS Amelia Earhart" was launched in her honor. It was wrecked in 1948.
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