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U.S. Navy Ship Named After Capitol City

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An informational meeting was held today to make a special announcement.

The U.S. Navy is adding three new joint high speed vessels to its fleet and North Dakota's capital has a reason to be proud.

The three vessels will be named after small American cities and counties.

One will be named Bismarck.

It will serve in a variety of purposes including transporting troops and military equipment.

The USNS Bismarck will be 338 ft long and cruise at 46 miles per hour.

Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, says he chose Bismarck due to the patriotism and the support the community has given to the armed services over the years.

"This is the first US ship ever named after the city of Bismarck and it will be a legacy that all North Dakotans and people from Bismarck can be proud of for many years," says John Warford, Mayor of Bismarck.

The building process of the ship will start in February of 2015 and will be deployed in December of 2016.

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