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USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« on: July 18, 2019, 05:45:52 AM »


July 17, 2019
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DULUTH, Minn. (KBJR) – The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday morning that Duluth will be the commissioning site of the USS Minneapolis–Saint Paul.

“This is really exciting news. This is very unusual. It’s very special for us,” said Duluth Mayor Emily Larson.

A historic announcement not only for Duluth, but Minnesota as a whole.

“The secretary of the Navy has decided that Duluth will be the commissioning site of the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul,” said Deputy Under Secretary Jodi Greene.

The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is a nearly 400-foot long littoral combat ship, which Navy officials said can travel 50 miles per hour the water.

“It can go into a lot of locations, so it just gives us a lot of opportunity for the Navy. They’re a critical part of our navy’s fleet,” said Greene.

Bringing the vessel into service is an intricate process. The ship was built in Marinette, Wisconsin. After it was finished, the ship was christened as Navy officials launched it into the water.

And for the last step, people from all over the country will witness the crew board the ship and leave on their first assignment.

“You all will have a chance in the commissioning to see her, to tour her, and you’ll understand what an incredible masterpiece that our littoral combat ships are,” said Greene.

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson said a vessel hasn’t been commissioned by the U.S. Navy in Minnesota for decades.

“Commissionings normally take place somewhere very remote from its namesake. So being that the USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is from Minnesota, the vessel will be commissioned in Duluth and that is incredibly special,” said Larson.

But Larson says Duluth is ready for the honor.

“We will do a terrific job of hosting you and presenting the reverence that the event requires,” said Larson.

Right now, it’s unknown where the vessel will eventually have its home port.

The Department of Defense says the last time a vessel was named Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the vessel was a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, and was de-commissioned after serving from 1984 to 2008.

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 06:50:06 AM »

Interesting. How many times are they going to do this for one ship?  :scratch:

The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul was given its name in October 2017 and christened June 15 in Marinette, Wis.
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 09:26:33 AM »
christened and commissioned are different
 
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 09:55:45 AM »
That would be awesome to see. Does it say what date this will happen?when the tour is?

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2019, 11:47:45 AM »
i would drive up to see this... hopefully you keep updates on when the commissioning will be.
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 12:17:46 PM »
that would be fun for sure....
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 12:23:49 PM »
The exact date will be worked out once the ship is finished. But the city anticipates it will be sometime in the next 12-16 months.
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 12:27:09 PM »
christened and commissioned are different

Oh yeah your right.  One has to do with a bottle of Wine and the other has to do with a lot of Sailors and Beer!   :drinking: :drinking:   :rotflmao:
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 12:29:23 PM »
That would be sparkling wine, aka Champagne.... ;)

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 12:29:42 PM »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2019, 12:31:26 PM »
Del told me to say that. :rotflmao:

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2019, 12:33:41 PM »
When I first read it I did look to see if Del wrote it.  LOL  And he usually knows what he is talking about. 

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2019, 12:34:48 PM »
Navy's come a long way since PT boats...


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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2019, 12:38:39 PM »
And they were made out of wood!  :shocked:

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2019, 12:49:39 PM »
And they were made out of wood!  :shocked:

They recently restored PT 305, used in the Atlantic Theater.  In the video there are a couple of quick shots that show the plywood construction, and later in the video, the restoration.



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« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2019, 12:53:03 PM »
And they were made out of wood!  :shocked:

I didn't realize they were wood.  They look like a strong steel boat.

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2019, 12:59:19 PM »
cool video!  don't think I'd pay $350.00  for a ride on it....
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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2019, 01:03:06 PM »
A few WWII Airplanes were made of wood, too, as metal was in short supply. I know the Mosquito was. I think it was called "The Wooden Wonder"...

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2019, 01:06:13 PM »
That was a cool video. 

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2019, 01:16:27 PM »
A lot bigger than what you'd think! Cool vid!  :happy1:

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Re: USS Minneapolis/St. Paul
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2019, 04:51:45 PM »
You woulda commented on the wine/champagne issue, and you know it. I just did it for ya.   ;)  🍷
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