Skip to comments.First lady Michelle Obama to sponsor Northrop Grumman-built ship
Posted on 07/21/2009 7:39:28 AM PDT by Peter Horry
PASCAGOULA -- First lady Michelle Obama will sponsor the Coast Guard's third Legend-class national security cutter, which is about 25 percent complete at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Pascagoula yard, officials said Monday.
In August 2007, the Coast Guard awarded Northrop Grumman a $285.5 million contract to construct the Stratton.
The 418-foot cutter, WMSL 752, is named in honor of Dorothy C. Stratton, the first female commissioned officer in the Coast Guard. Stratton served as director of the SPARS, the Guard's women's reserve, during World War II.
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“Dorothy C. Stratton”
Man, whe was HOT.
I’m sorry. I think this is disgusting.
“Sponsor” a USCG cutter? How is she going to do that? Show them how to grow organic veggies in the galley?
A 418 foot ship with a 392 foot beam.
Does that mean she’ll had to be “proud” of the ship?
It’s gonna sink.
Just paint Ole Angry Eyes Michelle on the front before it goes down.
That’ll scare the waves out of the way so it’ll be an easy plunge to the bottom.
“sponsor” is an odd word. It’s already named or they could commission it in her honor
the USS PMS
Maybe the next one will be named after Angela Davis
I Hereby Christen Thee - The USS ACORN!
So, she’s sponsoring a national security cutter while her husband is sponsoring cuts in our national security?
Armed with a single MA-2 .50 caliber Browning, this much feared naval vessel carries up to 30 rounds of armor piercing ammunition. It is the first in an entirely new naval architecture class -- technically, clitoral (not to be confused with littoral) -- being pushed on the Pentagon by the defense minded wussies in the Obama Administration as a cost-saving measure. If you look closely, you can see the heavy-duty seat restraint which prevents the pilot/gunner Kamakazi Kowalski from leaping from the vessel prior to engaging the enemy. The 12 V trolling motor which lacks a reverse function -- propels this sophisticated craft forward at a top speed of 4 knots. Reverse travel at approximately 35 knots -- is achieved by firing the Browning.
The no-bid contract to build 200 of these fearsome warships was recently awarded to Obama-Soros-Emanuel Shipbuilding and Stormdoor Manufacturing (formerly General Dynamics) and will be administered by trusted Obama associate and Chief-of-Staff Rahm Emanuel who commented that, at $12 million each, they are a bargain. They will be constructed exclusively at the companys facility in Kenya with major subcomponent production (rivets and miscellaneous fasteners) at the companys Harlem and Skokie plants. Delivery is expected to begin in 2024 (or as soon as the subcontractor's funds are safely in the contractor's Swiss account).
Is she buying a display ad on the side? Is she donating money to its construction?
Can anyone please enlighten me?
Where is a pic? Where are the ship specs? Since it is so advanced is it nuclear powered? Does it have an icebreaker hull? Etc. This is an example of a news story with no news.
>>A 418 foot ship with a 392 foot beam.
Must look damn near square!!!!
It was built to mimic her backside.