WASHINGTON (Aug. 26)
Secretary of the Navy Fred Korth made known today that the name of Haym Solomon, Jewish patriot famous for his Revolutionary War activities, has been added to the list of prospective names for fleet ballistic missile submarines. This information was given by the Navy Department to Rep. William L. St. Onge of Connecticut, who introduced a bill in Congress last May, providing that one of the nuclear submarines to be built at Groton, Conn., be named the “U. S. S. Haym Salomon.”
In notifying Rep. St. Onge, the Navy Department stated: “The name of Hay, Salomon, the Revolutionary War financier who supported the American cause, both by brilliant and devoted service and by the sacrifice of his personal fortune” has been added to the names to be given newly commissioned missile submarines. Although the Navy did not indicate how soon the name would be assigned, Rep. St. Onge said he hoped it would be in the near future.