Cmdr. Doug Gordon, commander of the precommissioning unit North Dakota, is in the state to participate in a three-day-long series of events meant to tell North Dakotans what the ship named for their state can do. He’ll also brief state legislators on the construction process, according to a Navy news release.
In addition … OK, just admit it — you’ve been staring at the crest this entire time.
Navy Times told you about the design in August, but the photo might not have done it justice. Some of the design elements:
- Two six-shooters (one silver, one gold) and two tomahawks, symbolizing the sub’s two canisters of six Tomahawk missiles, according to this Navy release.
- An image of the battleship North Dakota, the first ship named for the state, commissioned in 1910.
- Wheat, which ties into both slogans: “Strength from the soil” and “Reapers of the deep.”
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