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Thursday, August 13, 2015

USS Alexandria departs after early completion of overhaul

Los Angeles class SSNPortsmouth Naval Shipyard has completed an overhaul of the attack submarine USS Alexandria two weeks early and $9 million under budget.

The Navy says it has a shortage of submarines, so it's important to minimize their time in dry dock. In this case, the overhaul was the fastest on a Los Angeles-class submarine in the Navy's history.

The Alexandria and its crew of 13 officers and 120 enlisted sailors departed last week. It had arrived in October 2013.

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