Friday, April 13, 2012

Since Illinois is so deep under water in debt, U.S. Navy to name new submarine - U.S.S. Illinois


CHICAGO — The Navy has named a new Virginia-class attack submarine the USS Illinois.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced names for five new submarines on Friday. They will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana and the USS South Dakota.

The Navy says none of the five states has had a ship named for it for more than 49 years. The USS Illinois submarine is the second ship named for Illinois. Illinois is home to the Navy’s Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, north of Chicago. It’s where all enlisted sailors begin service.

The next-generation submarines have sophisticated surveillance capabilities and special warfare enhancements. They can attack with Tomahawk missiles. The submarines weigh 7,800 tons and are 377 feet long.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone go to maxwell street massacre on YouTube. Welcome to Chicago. NATO would be safer in Kandahar Afghanistan

Anonymous said...

Awesome headline! So true!

Anonymous said...

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating allegations of misconduct by agents who had been sent to Cartagena, Colombia, to provide security for President Obama’s trip to a summit that began there Friday.

Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, said the accusations relate to at least one agent having involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena.

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Anonymous said...

USs Illinois will be patrolling the Chicago river

Anonymous said...

Quinn more suited for sub janitor than Governor.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't name a fucking illegitimate orangutan after Illinois.

Anonymous said...

I would not set foot on that boat if Illinois contractors had anything to do with it.

Anonymous said...

Commander Mummmbles is proof anal sex can cause pregnancy..

I Voted For Obama said...

Why does it have to be a Virginia class sub? Doesn't Illinois have class. Oops. Answered my own question.

Anonymous said...

Just think if it were a banana they were fight'n over. ALL the gorillas be in on it. _ _ _ All this over one Polish sausage, LOL soul food get'n boring? _ _ _ Swing their fists like a bunch of Africans.