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HOBBY BOSS 1/350 USS Greeneville SSN-772 Kit

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1/350 Greeneville SSN-772

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USS Greeneville is a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine, and the only vessel of the United States Navy to be named after Greeneville, Tennessee The contract to build the boat was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on 14 December 1988, and her keel was laid down on 28 February 1992 She was launched on 17 September 1994, sponsored by Tipper Gore, and commissioned on 16 February 1996Greeneville collided with a Japanese fishing vessel, Ehime Maru, off the coast of Oahu in February 2001 She was named after Greeneville, the home of 17th United States President Andrew Johnson, after local residents, businesses such as Greeneville Metal Manufacturing, which builds submarine components, and government officials began a campaign for a submarine to be named after their town, rather than a large metropolitan area


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