Last summer Wisconsin's congressional delegation including Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson requested the Secretary of the Navy to consider naming a ship after the state.
The last Navy vessel to bear the name U.S.S. Wisconsin (BB 64) served in World War II, the Korean War and first Gulf War after it was commissioned in 1944 until it was decommissioned in 1991. Since then,
no U.S. Navy vessel has carried the storied Wisconsin name.