Replenishment Vessel United States Naval Ship Sacagawea Makes Visit to Port Canaveral

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has a crew of 125 civilians and up to 49 U.S. Navy personnel

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. (Port Canaveral image)

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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