Ahoy! A new 'USS New Jersey'

Ahoy! A new 'USS New Jersey'

By:  Staff
Associated Press

A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Sunday that a submarine being built now will get that name when it's completed and commissioned in about five years.

On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) appeared with Mabus at the announcement in Jersey City. "This is a great day for the Navy and a great day for New Jersey," Menendez said. "We are honored to have our state's name added to the proud fleet of Virginia Class submarines."

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