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Commission of the SSN New York City

Submarine at a pier ready for commissioning
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by William Merklein; 1979; Framed Dimensions 18H X 32W
Accession #: 88-162-EL
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The second major milestone of a ship’s life after its launching is its commissioning.  On that day the ship, which has passed its sea trails, receives it first commander and crew and it put into full service as a member of the active fleet.  USS New York City (SSN-696) was commissioned on 3 March 1979 and served until 30 April 1997.

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