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USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720)

For other ships of the same name, see USS Pittsburgh.
USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) participates in a dockside ceremony. Note the USN jack waving from the front of the sub.
Pittsburgh participates in a dockside ceremony.

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USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) is a [[Los Angeles class submarine #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.Los Angeles-class]] submarine and was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

History

The contract to build Pittsburgh was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 16 April 1979 and her keel was laid down on 15 April 1983. She was launched on 8 December 1984 sponsored by Dr. Carol Sawyer, and commissioned on 23 November 1985, with Commander Raymond Setser in command.

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Pittsburgh demonstrates an emergency main ballast tank blow in 1991.

On 2 April 1991 Pittsburgh and Louisville conducted submarine-launched Tomahawk missile attacks against Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. [1]

Pittsburgh departed in October 2002 to deploy in the Mediterranean Sea. There, she again fired Tomahawk missiles into Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.[citation needed] She returned from that deployment on 27 April 2003.

On 3 August 2012, Commander Michael Ward II was relieved of command of the ship after "allegations of personal misconduct" surfaced in the media.[2][3]

References

This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.

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