De-Nuked Navy Sub Deploys to Fight War on Terror

October 24, 2007

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The first U.S. Navy submarine converted to fight terror instead of deter a Cold War adversary is en route to the Western Pacific via Hawaii, the first time such a ship has ever deployed.

The USS Ohio was originally equipped in the 1970s to hold 24 nuclear-tipped long-range ballistic missiles. But with the Cold War over, the Navy transformed the Ohio and three other similar subs to carry conventional Tomahawk cruise missiles and dozens of Navy SEALs instead. Full Report