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SSN 720 Pittsburgh
"Heart of Steel"

The contract to build the Pittsburgh was awarded on April 16, 1979. Her keel was laid four years later on April 15, 1983 and she was launched on Dec 8, 1984. SSN 720 was commissioned on Nov 23, 1985.

On 2 April 1991, the Pittsburgh and the USS Louisville condected submarine-launched tomahawk cruise missile attacks against Iraq.

The Pittsburgh returned from a seven-month deployment on April 27, 2003. The sub departed in October 2002 for a regular deployment in the Med. The Pittsburgh fired Tomahawk cruise missiles into Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom

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