General Dynamics NASSCO Lays Keel of Fourth T-AKE Ship, USNS Richard E. Byrd

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) , today held a keel- laying ceremony for the fourth ship in the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program. The ship is named USNS Richard E. Byrd in honor of the U.S. Navy admiral who explored the South Pole and Antarctica. It will be part of the Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo-ammunition ships.