Associated Press, Published June 07 2013
US Navy to name ship after ND capital of BismarckBISMARCK — The U.S. Navy is naming one of its new ships after North Dakota's capital.
The military says the USNS Bismarck will be a high-speed transport vessel. Such ships serve a variety of roles, from providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to supporting special operations forces.
North Dakota's congressional delegation issued a statement saying the naming of a ship after Bismarck "pays tribute to all North Dakotans and serves as an especially fitting recognition of all of our state's veterans."
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