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Four new Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ships (T-AKE) will be named for Matthew Perry, Charles Drew, Washington Chambers and William McLean.
Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) honors Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry (1794-1858), who led a squadron of ships to Japan in 1853 and opened that nation to trade.
Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) honors Dr. Charles R. Drew (1904-1950), a medical researcher whose pioneering work led to the discovery that blood could be separated into plasma.
Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) honors Navy Capt. Washington Irving Chambers (1856-1934). A naval aviation champion, he arranged the world’s first airplane flight from a warship in 1910, paving the way for carrier aviation.
William McLean (T-AKE 12) honors William Burdette McLean (1914-1976), who conceived and developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder air-to-air missile.
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