U.S. Navy Officially Names USS Indiana Submarine
The USS Indiana will be a Virginia-class attack submarine like this one. (photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)
For the first time since the late 1940's, Indiana will have a ship named after it.
U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus came to Indy to announce the new attack sub, USS Indiana. Though the ship won't be in the water for a while, Mabus says it might be ahead of schedule. "Right now it's schedule to come into the fleet in 2017, but these have been coming in ahead of schedule, so I'm hoping it will be here quicker."
This is the third ship to take Indiana's name, including the famous World War II battleship that fought in the South Pacific.