Blog Tracks USS NORTH DAKOTA Progress and Highlights History
Posted on 6/13/2012
USS North Dakota Committee Chairman Bob Wefald blogs about the boat
North Dakotans and Navy enthusiasts are encouraged to follow the progress of the USS NORTH DAKOTA, the Virginia-Class, and nuclear submarine under construction in Groton, Conn. and soon to be commissioned and named after our great state.
USS North Dakota Committee Chairman Bob Wefald has begun blogging about the committee's work, the boat's build, and crew relationships online at www.ussnd.com.
"Interest in our boat is mounting and I'm excited to share news about the USS NORTH DAKOTA," said Chairman Wefald. "I've been adding content regularly. Talking about the boat's current events and including a little history behind the original USS NORTH DAKOTA (BB-29), which was a battleship.
Anyone may read about the USS NORTH DAKOTA online at www.ussnd.com. People also have the option of following the blog via email by subscribing to updates. A field on the right-hand side of www.ussnd.com allows readers to enter their email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.
The USS NORTH DAKOTA is 60 percent complete and is ahead of schedule and under budget. The boat celebrated its first milestone with a keel laying ceremony on June 8, 2012 and it is anticipated to host the christening in 2013 and the commissioning in 2014.
Petty Officers Chief Jonathan Noll and Chief Jason Roberts will be visiting the state June 27 through July 1. The two USS NORTH DAKOTA crew members will participate in Roughrider Days in Dickinson, make an appearance at the Medora Musical and attend a welcoming reception at Fraine Barracks in Bismarck during their stay.