Navy to Name Ship After Harvey Milk

The Navy plans to name a ship after LGBT equality pioneer and former Naval officer Harvey Milk.

The Navy is slated to name a ship in honor of LGBT equality advocate and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk.

A notification obtained by USNI News “was signed by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and indicated that he intended to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO-206). The Secretary of the Navy’s office is deferring releasing additional information until the naming announcement.

Mabus has said the John Lewis-class – named after civil rights activist and congressman Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – would be named after civil rights leaders.

Other names in the class include former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren whose court ruled to desegregate U.S. schools, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, women’s right activist Lucy Stone and abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.”