US Navy to name ship after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

US Navy to name ship after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg served more than two decades on the US Supreme Court, developed a rock star status and drew standing ovations when she spoke in public. Now the late “Notorious R.B.G.” will add this entry to her long list of accomplishments.⁠

On the final day of women’s history month, the Navy announced that the USNS Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be a John Lewis-class replenishment oiler ship, designated T-AO 212.⁠

“It is my absolute honor to name the next [replenishment oiler] after the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” said Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro in a statement. “She is a historic figure who vigorously advocated for women’s rights and gender equality.”⁠

The John Lewis-class replenishment oiler ships, used to refuel carrier strike groups at sea, are traditionally named after those who fought for civil and human rights


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