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Friday, February 13, 2015

New Navy ship named for Bismarck

USNS Fall RiverFormer Attorney General Bob Wefald, who was behind the drive to get a Navy nuclear sub named for North Dakota says the decision came as a complete surprise.

In fact, he once asked if the Navy might consider naming a ship after the capitol city and was told that name belongs to the German Navy.

Wefald says the joint high-speed USNS Bismarck will be built next year. The double hulled ship will be Navy owned but is not a war ship and will be operated by civilians.

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