HCR 15 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 15
SPONSORS: Rep. Mooney, Hills 19; Rep. J. Flanders, Rock 8; Rep. Rowe, Hills 6; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 3; Rep. Haefner, Hills 27; Sen. Gatsas, Dist 16; Sen. Letourneau, Dist 19; Sen. Roberge, Dist 9; Sen. Kenney, Dist 3; Sen. Barnes, Dist 17
This house concurrent resolution commemorates the commissioning of the USS New Hampshire.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight
A RESOLUTION commemorating the commissioning of the USS New Hampshire.
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire will be the fifth vessel built by the United States Navy in the new Virginia-class submarine line, the most advanced ships in the world today; and
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire will be the third ship in the United States Navy to be named for the state of New Hampshire and the first ship to be so named since 1921; and
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire will be 377 feet long and have a 34-foot beam, a submerged displacement of 7,800 tons, be capable of traveling at speeds greater than 25 knots and reaching depths of more than 800 feet, carry a crew of 134 and will be a nuclear fast attack submarine carrying Tomahawk land attack missiles and torpedoes; and
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire is scheduled to be delivered to the United States Navy near the end of 2008, and commissioned shortly thereafter; and
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire will play a vital role in our nation's defense on the waters and is specifically configured for missions in the global war on terror; and
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire will be built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut and Northrop Grumman Newport News in Virginia; and
Whereas, the USS New Hampshire along with the other submarines in the Virginia-class will allow the United States Navy to maintain its undersea dominance; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the construction and commissioning of the USS New Hampshire be commemorated as a significant event in New Hampshire history; and
That special thanks be extended to all past and present personnel of the submarine force of the United States Navy for their technical excellence, accomplishments, professionalism, and sacrifices; and
That the United States Navy is encouraged to bring the USS New Hampshire to its namesake state for its official entry into the fleet; and
That copies of this resolution be sent to the Secretary of the United States Department of Defense, the Secretary of the United States Navy, and the New Hampshire congressional delegation.
Approved: May 1, 2008
Roll Call vote (right)
10/19 USS New Hampshire arrived in Portsmouth 11:15 am
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Thru 11/2 Scarecrows of the Port Festival
Downtown merchants present first annual "Scarecrows in the Port" harvest festival, commissioning celebration and welcome to the crew and their families.
10/25/2008 US Navy Commissioning Ceremony, 10 am
10/27/2008 USS New Hampshire departs, 12:20 pm