The USS Albuquerque

Who knew we had a Los Angeles series attack submarine named after the city of Albuquerque? Powered by one nuclear reactor and one propeller, it was commissioned in 1983. A pretty old boat if you ask me.

At the ship’s commissioning on May 21, 1983, the Mayor of the City of Albuquerque presented a set of keys for a new Rolls Royce to the Commanding Officer. The first skipper to pilot the submarine up the Rio Grande to Albuquerque for a port visit will win this prize. At each Change of Command these keys are turned over to the new Commanding Officer by the Mayor or his representative.

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