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USS North Dakota Reaches Milestone

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The USS North Dakota is finally in the water. The nuclear powered submarine was lowered into the sea for the first time on September 15th at a facility in Groton, Connecticut. The next step in construction will be working inside the ship. It will be christened in November and commissioned in May. Both events are open to the public.

"Which is a really rare and unique opportunity if they want to attend the christening event they need to get in touch with satrom travel and tour, right here in Bismarck. They can get on the excursion going out to participate in that event. Same with the commissioning," says Dot Frank, USS North Dakota Committee.

Once the submarine is commissioned, it is expected to run for 33 years without the need to refuel.

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