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SUBMARINE: Questions surface

| October 20, 2021 1:00 AM

Re: Back in the USS Idaho, Coeur d’Alene Press, Friday Oct. 8

This article is confusing. Does it mean the USS IDAHO is not going in the yard for overhaul and a new boat is being commissioned bearing the state of IDAHO’s name?

Just last month, I was reading an article in the “Navy Times” about the lengthy delay USS IDAHO has encountered awaiting overhaul. Is this group part of a new Blue and Gold Crew from the OLD USS IDAHO. Or a NEW PRECOMMISSIONING CREW for the new IDAHO. SNN-799. From the comments, I gather they are Crew of the OLD USS IDAHO. Hopefully, they won’t be too old for service when the new boat gets out of the Yard.

I even wrote both of our state senators about the issue. Do it or decommission the boat. It has been a dead issue for years.

Don’t tell me that the United States sold or probably gifted a boat long, long overdue overhaul to the Australian Navy for use. I still have some friends down there.

ROBERT A. COSTIGAN

CDR USNRET

Spirit Lake

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