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USS Minnesota lowered into James River

Shipbuilders in Virginia have launched the U.S. Navy’s latest nuclear attack submarine, USS Minnesota, into the James River, according to a news release. The 7,800-ton submarine is more than 90 percent complete. It's scheduled to be delivered to the Navy next year and commissioned in the summer of 2013.
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Shipbuilders in Virginia have launched the U.S. Navy’s latest nuclear attack submarine, USS Minnesota, into the James River, according to a news release.

The 7,800-ton vessel is more than 90 percent complete. It's scheduled to be delivered to the Navy next year and commissioned in the summer of 2013.

The USS Minnesota was officially christened in late October.

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