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June 13, 2012
Portuguese submarine to make port visit in Norfolk
The Associated Press
© June 13, 2012
A Portuguese submarine will make a port visit in Virginia.
The NRP Tridente arrives at Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. The submarine is visiting Norfolk to participate in the multi-national Fleet Training Exercise War of 1812, from June 19 to 29.
More than 20 ships and aircraft from the U.S., Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Canada and Brazil will be participating in the East Coast exercise.
The arrival of Tridente will mark the first trans-Atlantic crossing of a Portuguese submarine. After departing Norfolk, Tridente will head to Groton, Conn.
The Tridente has a crew of 33 sailors, including seven officers, 12 petty officers and 14 seamen.