USS Texas(s)

This is sort of funny. Murdoc noticed this story earlier in the week:

General Dynamics gets $29.8M Navy deal

Published : Wed, 27 Jun 2007 23:37

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Navy on Wednesday awarded a $29.8 million contract boost to a unit of General Dynamics Corp. for maintenance and repair on the USS Texas battleship.

General Dynamics’ subsidiary Electric Boat Corp. will provide alterations and testing on the ship as part of an effort to correct deficiencies on one of the oldest battleships left since World War I.

The company will perform the work in Groton, Conn., and is expected to be completed by February 2008.

Leave it to the AP. I tried to find out what the hell they were talking about, but I figured the “Groton, Conn.” bit was a hint.

Today an AP correction ran:

Correction: General Dynamics Story

— In a June 27 story about a $29.8 million contract awarded to a unit of General Dynamics Corp., The Associated Press erroneously reported how the money would be spent. It is for repairs on the active USS Texas submarine, not the decommissioned USS Texas battleship.

Hilarious.

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