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USS Minnesota arrives to new home port

The U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) arrived at its new home port, the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from Norfolk, Va. The Minnesota, the 10th boat built in the class, was commissioned September 7th in Norfolk. The Minnesota will be one of the first boats in the Virginia class to take female sailors.

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Crew on the deck of the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) wave to family on the Groton bank as the sub transits the Thames River Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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A U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Force Squadron 8 patrol boat races south past the Cross Sound Ferry M/V Cape Henlopen en route to escort the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) to the Navy Submarine Base in Groton Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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A U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Force Squadron 8 patrol boat escorts the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) into New London Harbor Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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The tugboat Paul A. Wronowski rendezvous with the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) at the mouth of the Thames River Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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Two U.S. Navy Coastal Riverine Force Squadron 8 patrol boats escoart U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783), not pictured, up the Thames River Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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The tugboat Paul A. Wronowski moves in to transfer a harbor piliot to the U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) at the mouth of the Thames River.

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The U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) passes under the Thames River Railroad Bridge en route to the Navy Submarine Base Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

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