Landlocked Colorado Gets Submarine Honor

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Landlocked Colorado is getting a new attack submarine named after the state.

The USS Colorado is one of five being commissioned for states that have not have a ship named for them in nearly 50 years.

Other states being honored include South Dakota, Illinois, Washington and Indiana.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the new submarines will be able to launch cruise missiles, carry naval commandos and conduct surveillance.


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  • by Lorelei on Apr 13, 2012 at 01:23 PM
    about time...we've been waiting soooo long for those budget cuts!!!In the mean time, our schools will keep on having bake sales and unmotivated, underpaid teachers.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Apr 13, 2012 at 01:08 PM
    Wonder when they started naming subs for states, they used to be named for sea creatures real or ficticious. Battleships were named for states.
  • by LedHed Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM
    Should've been the USS Boulder...'cause they're a little dinghy...
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      by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM in reply to LedHed
      OK, ledhed....I'll give you credit for that one
  • by Braking News on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    Let me be the first to say I can't wait to see the new logo on it.
  • by tom Location: hill on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    killing in the name of...
    • reply
      by R on Apr 13, 2012 at 01:11 PM in reply to tom
      Kept safe in your comfy warm bed at night in the name of....... Thanks to our Service Members.
      • reply
        by Halliburton on Apr 13, 2012 at 02:29 PM in reply to R
        and then thank the defense contractors who keep them employed....all under the guise of...freedom.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    Prepare for an uplifting political speech coming soon
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