Navy sub USS Minnesota set for christening Saturday

The U.S. Navy's latest attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, is set for its christening Saturday in Newport News, Va. The Department of Defense says the naming the sub after the state "salutes the proud history of military support and contributions made by the people of Minnesota."
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The U.S. Navy's latest attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, is set for its christening Saturday in Newport News, Va., the Star Tribune reported.

Ellen Roughead, wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and a Minnesota native, will christen the $2 billion sub by breaking a champagne bottle against a plate welded to the hull, according to the Star Tribune.

In a Department of Defense press release, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said, "Naming this submarine Minnesota not only salutes the proud history of military support and contributions made by the people of Minnesota, but will also serve as a testament to the U.S. Navy's enduring bond with the great state of Minnesota for decades to come."

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