USS Scranton arrives at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

In this Jan. 13, 2014 photo, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., from a regularly scheduled deployment. Scientists at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule. The first submarine to try the new schedule on a full deployment was the Scranton, led by Cmdr. Seth Burton, who said he found that the more consistent sleep pattern made up for any effects from working slightly longer shifts. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy photo, Shannon D. Barnwell)
In this Jan. 13, 2014 photo, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Scranton returns to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., from a regularly scheduled deployment. Scientists at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Conn., concluded submarine sailors, who traditionally begin a new workday every 18 hours, show less fatigue on a 24-hour schedule. The first submarine to try the new schedule on a full deployment was the Scranton, led by Cmdr. Seth Burton, who said he found that the more consistent sleep pattern made up for any effects from working slightly longer shifts. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy photo, Shannon D. Barnwell)

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — USS Scranton has docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where it’ll undergo repairs, maintenance and modernization.

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine arrived Monday with a crew of 16 officers and 122 enlisted sailors.

Nicknamed the “Iron Horse,” the Scranton was commissioned in 1991 and is one of the newer Los Angeles-class subs with structural reinforcements, vertical Tomahawk cruise missile capability, and ship-quieting improvements.

Scranton, whose homeport is Norfolk, Virginia, returned last winter from deployment to the European and Middle Eastern command areas. During the deployment, Scranton covered more than 40,000 nautical miles.

 

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