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Navy to Decommission USS Jacksonville Fast-Attack Submarine

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The U.S. Navy has commenced a process to inactivate the military branch’s USS Jacksonville fast-attack submarine at a naval base in Bremerton, Washington.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility personnel will de-fuel the Los Angeles-class submarine and store the hull during the inactivation process until decommissioning in 2018, the Navy said Tuesday.

Jacksonville was commissioned in May 1981 and supported various missions such as anti-submarine, strike and anti-surface ship warfare, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

The submarine logged 208 days at sea, traveled 48,000 nautical miles, made port calls to four foreign countries and participated in international maritime security operations and joint exercises.

The underwater vehicle, which can accommodate MK48 torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles, completed its last deployment on Aug. 10.

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