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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Sep 2022 10:29 p.m. PST

The Navy on Friday celebrated the completion of a $36 USD million preservation of the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, as elected officials celebrated the ship's history and advocated for continued investment in the nation's undersea force.

The Nautilus, which was launched in 1954, decommissioned in 1980 and opened to the public at the Submarine Force Museum in 1986, departed the museum last October for work at the Naval Submarine Base and returned Aug. 4. The work involved repairing the hull, replacing topside decking, upgrading lighting, painting and more…

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Choctaw16 Sep 2022 6:30 a.m. PST

Yet we couldn't save the Big E, the most decorated American warship in history.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2022 10:38 a.m. PST

The Enterprise could have been at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola.

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