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About 3,400 people gathered to witness the first Navy vessel commissioning ceremony ever to take place in Key West, despite the island being a base for naval operations since the 1820s. The Spruance is a multi-mission ship that carries Tomahawk cruise missiles, a 5-inch gun, sonar and two helicopters. It is capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots. Available in HD.


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Date Taken:10.1.2011

Date Posted:10.1.2011 9:59PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:126868

Filename:DOD_100253497

Length:01:12:51

Location:KEY WEST, FL, USGlobe

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