MSC dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear is launched into San Diego harbor during its christening ceremony at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company shipyard. The ship was named in honor of Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl Brashear, the first African American to qualify and serve as amaster diver on active duty. The hull of T-AKE 8, which will become USNSWally Schirra, sits in the next cradle. Photo byMC3 David Brandenburg.
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