Landlocked Colorado gets submarine honor

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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 (MAY’-bus) says the new submarines will be able to launch cruise missiles, carry naval commandos and conduct surveillance.

One Response to Landlocked Colorado gets submarine honor

  1. we do NOT NEED 5 new subs ..
    . … who are we gonna invade next ? Syria ? Iran ? Venezuela ? All the steel for these subs should be for new hydrogen engines & inter urban intra urban rail & wind electric generators 843-926-1750 @VoteLarryDis114

    Larry Carter Center
    April 16, 2012 at 10:52 am