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US Navy To Name Ship After Ruth Ginsberg


The U.S. Military continues to go woke.

In a new press release, the US Navy has announced that it will name a future ship after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

A Navy spokesperson announced that a new replenishment oiler will be named after Ginsberg which is ironic considering Ginsberg was a huge environmental advocate that wasn’t too fond of oil.

The announcement from the Navy come months after the Navy decided to name another ship after the gay rights activist Harvey Milk.

UPI had more on the story:

The U.S. Navy announced Thursday that it will name a future ship after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in honor of her tenure on the nation’s highest court and her work as a women’s rights activist.

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro made the announcement in a statement, saying her name with adorn a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler.

“As we close out women’s history month, it is my absolute honor to name the next T-AO after the honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Del Toro said. “She is a historic figure who vigorously advocated for women’s rights and gender equality.”

The T-AO is a new class of replenishment oiler ships designed to replace the United States’ Henry J. Kaiser-class vessels with the Navy awarding a $3.2 billion contract to Genera Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego for the design and construction of the first ships of its new fleet.

Last year the Navy named a ship after Harvey Milk, Fox News had more on the story:

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A Navy ship named for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened and launched in San Diego Bay on Saturday.

The replenishment oiler USNS Harvey Milk slid down the shipyard ways after a bottle of champagne was smashed on the bow by former Navy officer Paula M. Neira, clinical program director for the John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health.

Milk’s nephew, Stuart Milk, and Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro watched the traditional ceremony.

“The secretary of the Navy needed to be here today, not just to amend the wrongs of the past, but to give inspiration to all of our LGBTQ community leaders who served in the Navy, in uniform today and in the civilian workforce as well too, and to tell them that we’re committed to them in the future,” Del Toro said.

Del Toro said that, like many others, Milk had to “mask that very important part of his life” while he served in the Navy.


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