Replenishment Vessel United States Naval Ship Sacagawea Makes Visit to Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // September 23, 2019
has a crew of 125 civilians and up to 49 U.S. Navy personnel
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The replenishment vessel United States Naval Ship Sacagawea was berthed last week at Port Canaveral’s Poseidon Wharf.
The second Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ship and the third vessel in the Navy to bear the name, the 689-foot-long Sacagawea has a crew of 125 civilians and up to 49 U.S. Navy personnel.
The vessel was launched in 2006 and homeports in Norfolk, Virginia.
Named for the Shoshone woman who served as a guide and interpreter for the Lewis and Clark 1804 expedition, the Sacagawea is one of the few Navy vessels that bears a woman’s name.
Other U.S. Navy ships that bore the name include the USS Sacagawea (YT-241), a tugboat, launched in 1942; and the USS Sacagawea (YT-326), a tugboat acquired by the Navy and renamed in 1942, and struck in 1945.
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