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Pearl Harbor will soon be home to a new attack submarine

(Image: USS Missouri) (Image: USS Missouri)
(Image: USS Missouri) (Image: USS Missouri)
PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Pearl Harbor will soon get another USS Missouri, but this one is a 377-foot attack submarine. 

The submarine, slightly larger than a football field in length, will arrive this Friday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

It will become the sixth Virginia-class submarine to be home-ported in Hawaii. 

The submarine is the fifth Navy vessel named in honor of the state of Missouri. The Navy says the sub is the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, and can operate in both littoral and deep ocean environment. 

After arriving at Pearl Harbor, the submarine will pass the battleship Missouri Friday afternoon and render honors. 

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