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WAVY’s Navy Ship Salute: USS Cooperstown

WAVY News 10’s monthly Navy Ship Salute segment features the USS Cooperstown in Jacksonville, Florida.

This ship is designed for total combat in shallow waters and is about 400 feet long.

It is named after 70 baseball players who are veterans and in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The ship has a Bob Feller Memorial, as he is the only Chief Petty Officer in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Although the ship is based in Jacksonville, it is currently at Naval Station Norfolk for training with ATG for engineering and on-rep.

Afterward, it will head to the Bay Cave Shop area before returning south to Florida.

One notable feature of the USS Cooperstown is its shallow draft, which allows it to get closer to land.

It is also faster than typical ships, with a top speed of over 40 knots.

The crew members of USS Cooperstown had to be coaxed into saying they liked Norfolk because they prefer warmer climates.

The WAVY News 10’s Brett Hall reports that later in the segment, they will be exploring the unique features of this ship, which make it different from destroyers, cruisers, and LHDs.

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