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Sub dubbed for North Dakota to be christened Saturday

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota will get a special present today, its 124th birthday, when the nuclear-powered attack submarine, the USS North Dakota, is christened in Groton, Conn. It’s the second U.S. Navy ship to be named for the state. The first w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USS North Dakota to be commissioned in May

September 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The USS North Dakota goes into service May 31. Continue Reading

USS North Dakota crew members visit Dickinson

June 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Two USS North Dakota crew members gave a presentation to the public Thursday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge. They answered questions regarding the Virginia-class nuclear submarine being built in Groton, Conn., that is expected to travel the world. Continue Reading

Navy sec: USS South Dakota to serve for decades

June 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus says a new Virginia-class submarine bearing the name USS South Dakota is scheduled to be built by 2017 and will serve the country for more than three decades.
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USS North Dakota Submarine to be World’s Most Advance

May 2, 2012 in WDAZ

FARGO When the USS North Dakota deploys in 2014, it will be the most advanced submarine in the world, its executive officer says.
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Avon man pleased Navy will name submarine USS South Dakota

April 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Tim Madden made request to SD Legislature, and state’s congressional delegation followed up. Continue Reading

Director James Cameron completes journey to Earth’s deepest point

March 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HONOLULU (AP) “Titanic” director James Cameron dove to the Earth’s deepest point in a specially designed submarine, the National Geographic Society said, making him the first man to travel alone to the near 7-mile depth of the Marianas Trench. Continue Reading

Submarine named for N.D. half built, scheduled for service in 2014

January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The commander of a nuclear submarine that’s named for North Dakota says he’s impressed by the state’s support of the vessel. The submarine is about half built. It’s scheduled to go into service in 2014. Commander Douglas Gordon is in charge, and he spoke Thursday about the preparations for the sub’s launch. Continue Reading