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Navy asked to fix snub of Portland in ship’s name

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Maine’s two US senators are asking that the USS Portland, an amphibious transport dock ship named after the city of Portland, Ore., also be named in honor of Portland, Maine. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican, and Senator Angus King, who is independent, sent a letter Thursday to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus saying they were surprised that the ship’s naming announcement did not state that the ship was also named in honor of the city of Portland, Maine. The letter asks that the ship also be named in honor of Maine’s largest city, ‘‘consistent with the long history and tradition of US Navy ships bestowed with the name USS Portland.’’

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