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Published August 24, 2012, 08:54 AM

Crest for new USS North Dakota sub unveiled

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new nuclear attack submarine that's named for North Dakota now has an official crest.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The new nuclear attack submarine that's named for North Dakota now has an official crest.

It shows wheat stalks, a pair of crossed revolvers and tomahawks, and a banner with North Dakota's state motto: "Strength from the Soil."

It shows an image of the new submarine with a dusky blue sky and the constellation Orion in the background.

Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley and retired state district judge Robert Wefald unveiled the new crest during a North Dakota Capitol ceremony Friday.

The crest is the emblem of the ship itself.

The $2.6 billion submarine is being built in Connecticut and Virginia. It's supposed to go into service in early 2014. It will have a crew of 120 sailors and 15 officers.

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