USS Cod returns home to Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – After $1 million in repairs over 63 days, WWII Submarine USS Cod returned to its home in Cleveland.

The 78-year-old submarine hitched a ride on a tugboat from Erie, Pennsylvania.

It docked in Cleveland just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The USS Cod received repairs to the underwater hull, including refurbishment of 10 torpedo tubes, ballast tank plating, and a new hull coating system donated by Sherwin-Williams.

“We’re extremely grateful to the staff at Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair Co. for their efforts to ensure our submarine will remain a proud memorial to the men and women of America’s armed forces,” said Cod President Paul Farace. “We also can not thank Sherwin-Williams Co. enough for the donation of their world-class marine hull coating products to ensure Cod is shipshape for future generations,” he added.

The Cod was towed out of its Cleveland dock on June 13.

The tugboat Manitou that brought her home assisted by another tug in moving the 1,400-ton submarine back into her dock at 1201 N. Marginal Rd. on North Coast Harbor.

The USS Cod will open for tours as early as Thursday.

A homecoming ceremony that was scheduled to take place on August 22 has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 28 at 1 p.m.

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