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Time Suspended For USS Tucson’s Commissioning

Apra Harbor, Guam, May 21, 2002 — The fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) transits past the mouth of Apra Harbor, Guam. Tucson, commissioned Sept. 9, 1995, has retractable bow planes to give the ship increased maneuverability. Tucson's stealth design, endurance, and mobility provide the National Command Authority a powerful tool for protecting U.S. interests and supporting allies around the world. The modern submarine is the original stealth weapon. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Alan D. Monyelle. [020521-N-9885M-002] May 21, 2002

By Devon Hubbard Sorlie, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command Just like wedding crashers who try to join in on the festivities without an invitation, there are also commissioning crashers. Except few make as big a scene as did Felix on Aug. 18, 1995. Hurricane Felix, that …

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