Here is a link to an interview I did on Prairie Public Television on the USS NORTH DAKOTA on a program called “Prairie Pulse.” This interview was taped in November and I found out from Commander Gordon during his recent visit to Bismarck that I made a mistake in my interview. I understood the term “pressure hull complete” meant the hull could be pressure tested. Commander Gordon explained that pressure hull complete simply means that the four supermodules will finally be welded together so NORTH DAKOTA will finally look like a submarine.
Here are a few photos of Commander Gordon addressing each chamber of the Legislature on Friday, January 11th – USS NORTH DAKOTA DAY! Our thanks to Gary Redmann, the Capitol official photographer, for these photos.
Commander Gordon speaks to the North Dakota Senate:
Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley thanks Commander Gordon for his remarks:
Commander Gordon being received into the North Dakota House of Representatives:
Commander Gordon addressing the house of Representatives:
USS North Dakota Committee Chairman Bob Wefald and Commander Gordon in the Great Hall of the Capitol: