Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey

A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Sunday that a submarine being built now will get that name when it's completed and commissioned in about five years.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez had been pushing for a ship to be named after his state.

Two battleships have been named the USS New Jersey previously. The most recent one was decommissioned in 1999 and is now docked in Camden and open for tours.

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