Posted at 8:23 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2007
Decommissioned sub will be taken to Pearl Harbor
Associated PressA nuclear-powered attack submarine named for the Twin Cities has ended 23 years of service.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul was decommissioned Friday in a ceremony at the naval base in Norfolk, Va.
During its service, the 360-foot-long ship visited 26 different ports and was involved in 12 deployments, the most recent a six-month stint in the North Atlantic.
Built in 1984, the sub was deactivated because it would have required expensive upgrades. The Minneapolis-St. Paul will be taken to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and scrapped, with some of its parts salvaged for use on other submarines of its class.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com