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Anchor From Scrapped USS Duluth Arrives In Twin Ports


DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - After almost a year of work by a variety of volunteers to secure it and then transport it, the anchor from the now scrapped USS Duluth is nearly back in the city the ship was named for.  A flatbed truck donated by Halvor Lines of Superior and a volunteer driver made the 3400 mile round-trip to Brownsville, Texas to bring the 12 ton anchor and a piece of the ship to the Twin Ports.  The anchor and a section of chain was unloaded at Fraser Shipyards in Superior on Monday morning for sandblasting and painting.  The anchor is scheduled to go on permanent display near the Vietnam Memorial along the Lakewalk on August 22nd.  The USS Duluth was commissioned in 1965 and saw duty in Vietnam and in the Persian Gulf wars before being mothballed in 2005.  Former crew members of the ship were in Duluth last fall for a reunion and several are expected back to see the anchor put on display.