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Navy warship remains seaworthy, report says

A review of the Port Royal, which ran aground here, argues against its decommissioning

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 05, 2013

~~<p>A report ordered by Congress on the Pearl Harbor cruiser USS Port Royal shows that the ship's condition is not as bad as the Navy portrayed in its attempts to retire it early to save money.</p>
<p>Nevertheless, the Navy indicated in late April that it might try again to decommission the Port Royal in 2015, continuing a showdown with Congress over the fate of seven cruisers and two dock landing ships the Navy wants to decommission.</p>
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A report ordered by Congress on the Pearl Harbor cruiser USS Port Royal shows that the ship's condition is not as bad as the Navy portrayed in its attempts to retire it early to save money.

Nevertheless, the Navy indicated in late April that it might try again to decommission the Port Royal in 2015, continuing a showdown with Congress over the fate of seven cruisers and two dock landing ships the Navy wants to decommission. Login for more...



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