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The US Navy has decommissioned the USS Memphis (SSN 691) attack submarine, after 33 years of service, at the Shepherd of the Sea Chapel, Connecticut, US.

The 361ft-long, 6,087t Los Angeles Class submarine was commissioned on 17 December 1977.

Memphis had returned from a two-month deployment overseas, supporting missions in the European Command area of responsibility.

The submarine was capable of accommodating a crew of 13 officers and cruising at a speed of 32kt, and had travelled more than 1.4 million miles in service.

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The submarine will return to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY), New England, US where it will be dismantled and officially decommissioned.