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USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioned for duty in ceremony at Duluth Port


The US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Twin Cities Squadron, prepares to present the colors before the commissioning ceremony for the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Port of Duluth in Duluth, Minn..

DULUTH - The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul, a speedy combat ship built for near-shore missions, was put into active service during a ceremony Saturday morning at the Port of Duluth, the first time a U.S. Navy warship was commissioned in Minnesota.

"Man our ship and bring her to life," the ship's sponsor, former deputy undersecretary of the Navy Jodi Greene said from a platform in front of the 387-foot, steel-hulled vessel.

Dozens of sailors dressed in whites jogged in a single-file line up an aisle through the crowd and to the ship as the Navy Band played "Anchors Aweigh." There was a gun salute, a singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and a military helicopter flyover.


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