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Sub, Destroyer Celebrate Special November Anniversaries

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By Devon Hubbard Sorlie, Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division Only two ships celebrate major commissioning anniversaries this month, 30-year-old USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), and USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), moving into double-digits for her 10th anniversary since commissioning. 30 Years of History Since Commissioning USS Pittsburgh was …

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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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The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the United States Navy Meets the Demands

By VADM Terry Benedict, Director Strategic Systems Programs and RADM Dave Johnson, Program Executive Officer, Submarines Fifty-four years ago this week,  USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry …

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