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Navy names new salvage and rescue ship, and in honor of the native American tribe

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The Navy’s new generation of towing, salvage and rescue ship named in honor of the history and services of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan.

The salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS of 8) will be referred to as, Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek, the Secretary of the Navy, Richard W. last Friday as well.

“I am very pleased to announce that the history of the Saginaw Chippewa people to be a part of the Navy’s and marine Corps’s history,” he said in a statement. “The future of the USN’s Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek as a tribute to the original inhabitants of modern-day Michigan, with their original name, and wear it with proud Ojibway heritage for decades to come.”

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“It’s an honor to be in the name of the language of our people on a Navy ship,” said Chief Ronald Ekdahl, chief of the Saginaw Chippewa indian Tribe, in a statement. “We hold our veterans in high regard, and we have a proud tradition of many of our men and women in the provision of the service to our country. Chi Miigwetch (Thank You) to the U.S. Navy for their recognition of the culture in such a different way.”

An artist’s impression of the future USNS Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek (T-TATS 8).

The ship was the first to bear the name of Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek, and is the fifth U.S. ship in honor of the Saginaw Chippewa, according to the Navy.

The USS Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek, one of two Navy salvage ships were built by Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, La. as part of a contract valued at more than $128 million. In the last month or so, and the Secretary of the Navy announced that the ship (T-ATS (7) the name of the USS Cherokee Nation.

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The Cherokee Nation has been and is expected to be completed by July 2021.

The new class of T-ATS of ships will also be used for submarine rescue missions.

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