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USS Missouri scheduled to launch in July

Monday, April 26, 2010 | 10:32 a.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The newest naval vessel to be named for the Show-Me State is proceeding toward commissioning.

The USS Missouri is a $2 billion, nuclear-powered attack submarine. The Virginia Class sub will belong to the Navy's Submarine Group 2.

Gov. Jay Nixon received an update on the Missouri last week from Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin, who commands all attack submarines in the North Atlantic.

McLaughlin said the Navy will begin trials next month to see if the submarine is seaworthy. The Missouri will undergo several rigorous tests before its scheduled commissioning July 31 in Groton, Conn.

The sub was christened in December as the fifth USS Missouri. The most famous was the battleship on which the Japanese surrendered at the end of World War II. It is now a floating museum in Hawaii.

 


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Sean Coder April 26, 2010 | 8:40 p.m.

Not my battleship! Let the troops stay home and take care of what really matters, families.

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