Thursday, May 29, 2008

USS North Dakota-Future Submarine?

KMOT is reporting:

An effort is under way to name a new Navy ship after North Dakota. Senator Byron Dorgan says former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher will serve as honorary chairman of the USS North Dakota Committee. Christopher is a native of Scranton and a Navy veteran. Dorgan says the group`s mission is to persuade the seagoing service to christen a vessel after the state. The state`s congressional delegation last year met with the Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter to urge the military to name a new submarine after the state. Winter says North Dakota is being considered. A Navy battleship was named for North Dakota but it was decommissioned in 1923 and sold for scrap in 1931.

Info on the letter writing campaign can be found at Bismarckmandan.com.

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