PCU California (SSN 780) Manning Up
A new submarine blogger, Whizzer, reports that he just got orders to SSN 780, the new Virginia-class submarine being built in Connecticut and scheduled for delivery in 2011. He also reports that his new command will be named USS California.
There's been quite a bit of speculation on which direction the Navy would go in naming this sub (and it should be noted that the Navy still hasn't made the official announcement), but the California congressional delegation has been putting a lot of pressure on the Navy to name the submarine for the Golden State. Expect an official naming announcement soon.