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Associated Press, Published August 24 2012

Crest for new USS North Dakota sub to be unveiled

BISMARCK — A new nuclear attack submarine that's named for North Dakota is getting its new crest.

The crest is a logo that's used to identify the sub. Five suggested designs were chosen as finalists. North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley is scheduled to reveal the winning design at the state Capitol on Friday.

The submarine is being built in Connecticut and Virginia, at a cost of more than $2 billion. It's supposed to undergo sea trials late next year, and delivered for service in early 2014. It will have a crew of 120 sailors and 14 officers.

The sub will be 377 feet long, which is 1 ½ times as long as the North Dakota Capitol is tall. It will be capable of traveling 25 mph underwater.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.