Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

PHOTO: USNS Amelia Earhart heads to the docks

PORT TOWNSEND — The USNS Amelia Earhart, a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the U.S. Navy, was seen transiting Admiralty Bay on Monday on its way to the docks at Naval Magazine Indian Island.

The Earhart, named for the intrepid female aviator, entered service in 2008.

The ship delivers ammunition, food, fuel and other dry cargo to U.S. and allied ships at sea.

It has a crew of up to 125 civil service mariners and 49 military personnel. In the background is Whidbey Island and the snowy Cascade Mountains.

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