New attack submarine named

Washington (CNN)The Navy unveiled the name of its newest Virginia-Class submarine Tuesday -- the USS Utah.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement during a ship-naming ceremony in Salt Lake City.
Along with the ability to attack onshore targets with Tomahawk cruise missile, Virginia-class attack submarines conduct long-term surveillance of land areas and are used in anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare along with minefield mapping capabilities.
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Utah was home to the Naval Supply Depot Clearfield, which became the largest naval supply facility by the end of World War II, the Pentagon said in a news release.
This is the second vessel in Navy history to bear that name. The USS Utah was a battleship commissioned in 1911 that transported Mexican refugees during the Mexican civil war, sailed during World War I and was ultimately struck by a torpedo and capsized during the initial stages of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Virginia-class submarines weigh in at 7,800 tons and have a length of 377 feet.