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New Attack Sub Joins U.S. Navy Fleet Saturday In Groton Ceremony

New Attack Sub Joins U.S. Navy Fleet Saturday In Groton Ceremony

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado, will go into service Saturday at the Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut.

Cmdr. Reed Koepp, the Colorado's commanding officer, says it's an exciting time for the crew, shipbuilders, the local community in Connecticut and the state of Colorado. The submarine is "ready to protect the homeland and project our power forward," he added.

"We're really looking forward to this Saturday when we can introduce the Colorado as an official naval asset," Koepp said.

The 377-foot-long sub weighs about 7,800 tons submerged. It can fight submarines and surface ships, conduct surveillance and...

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