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The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard and en-route her new homeport of Naval Submarine Base King's Bay, Ga.  

060408-N-4014G-111 Portsmouth, Va. (April 8, 2006)- The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard and en-route her new homeport of Naval Submarine Base King's Bay, Ga. Florida entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard to undergo a refueling and conversion from a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN). The nuclear powered submarine will have the capability to launch up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, conduct sustained Special Forces operations and carry other payloads, such as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Special Forces equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Patrick Gearhiser (RELEASED)

 

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Crew-members stand topside as the guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard and transits through downtown Norfolk .  

060408-N-4014G-130 Portsmouth, Va. (April 8, 2006) - Crew-members stand topside as the guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard and transits through downtown Norfolk toward her new homeport of Naval Submarine Base King's Bay, Ga. Florida entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard to undergo a refueling and conversion from a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN). The nuclear powered submarine will have the capability to launch up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, conduct sustained Special Forces operations and carry other payloads, such as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Special Forces equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Patrick Gearhiser (RELEASED)

 

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The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits through downtown Norfolk toward her new homeport of Naval Submarine Base King's Bay, Ga.  

060408-N-4014G-230 Portsmouth, Va. (April 8, 2006) - The guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) transits through downtown Norfolk toward her new homeport of Naval Submarine Base King's Bay, Ga. Florida entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard to undergo a refueling and conversion from a ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN). The nuclear powered submarine will have the capability to launch up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, conduct sustained Special Forces operations and carry other payloads, such as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Special Forces equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Apprentice Patrick Gearhiser (RELEASED)

 

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