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AP: Navy gets $2.7B attack submarine
11:36, 28 August 2016
AP: Navy gets $2.7B attack submarine

US navy gets submarine sponsored by Michelle Obama

11:36, 28 August 2016

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An attack submarine that is sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and will be named for her home state has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.

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Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction.

The first lady, who's from Chicago, will be involved in the life of the submarine and the lives of its sailors and their families.

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The submarine will become the USS Illinois, SSN 786, and begin its active service at a commissioning ceremony in Groton on Oct. 29.

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