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Published October 11, 2012, 07:00 PM

Naval Officers, Crewmen of USS North Dakota Talk About the New Sub in Grand Forks

When you think of the name North Dakota a sea bearing vessel might not come to mind immediately but the U.S. Navy's decision to give the name to it's newest submarine could change that. Members of the crew that will operate the sub are visiting Grand Forks to talk about the USS North Dakota.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

When you think of the name North Dakota a sea bearing vessel might not come to mind immediately but the U.S. Navy's decision to give the name to it's newest submarine could change that. Members of the crew that will operate the sub are visiting Grand Forks to talk about the USS North Dakota.

The is only the second large US naval vessel to be named after North Dakota and it's been a while. The North Dakota battleship was decommissioned in the early 1930's and some are very excited to see another carry the states name in this century. Minnesota will also be getting a submarine of the same class named after the state. The North Dakota is currently under construction and will be commissioned in 2014.

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