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USS Cod returning home to Cleveland Wednesday

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 09:02:57-04

CLEVELAND — After more than two months away from her harbor in Cleveland, the USS Cod will return to her home port following restoration work in Erie, Pennsylvania.

The ship left Cleveland in early June for the first time in nearly 60 years to undergo maintenance at the Donjon Drydock.

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There, she had hull work done that included sandblasting and a new hull coating. She also had her torpedo tubes refurbished and work done on the ballast tank plating. The last time she left Cleveland was to head to drydock in Lorain in 1963.

She will leave the drydock on Wednesday morning. It will take around 13 hours for her to be towed back to her home.

During her service, the USS Cod sank more than twelve enemy ships and was awarded seven battle stars before being moored in Cleveland in 1959.

Once back in Cleveland, the ship will reopen to tours. A homecoming ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 28 at 1 p.m.

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