USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720)
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.
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.
Pittsburgh departed in October 2002 to deploy in the Mediterranean Sea. There, she again fired Tomahawk missiles into Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She returned from that deployment on 27 April 2003.
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- Black, Jeff. "Report: Ex-Navy sub commander Michael Ward II faked death to get out of affair with Virginia woman." NBC News, 13 August 2012.
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