America’s First Female Cryptanalyst Is Having A Ship Named In Her Honor


H/T War History OnLine.

R.I.P. Elizebeth Smith Friedman

Mississippi shipbuilder Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun work on a new Legend-class cutter for the Coast Guard. This new National Security cutter (NSC) is named after cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman. This marks the first ship to be named after this historically significant figure.


The ship is the 11th Legend-class cutter built, and it will be the most advanced yet.

“Our workforce has invested more than a decade of effort, creativity, and resolve to make the Legend-class National Security cutter production line incredibly efficient and strong,” said Kari Wilkinson, the president of Ingalls. “We are pleased to achieve this milestone and will continue to look for any additional opportunity in our processes and approaches to provide the most affordable and capable ships to our customers.”

The USCGC Friedman

The Legend-class of cutters entered service in 2008 and were…

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