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Cold War sub’s sail will go to namesake Ohio city

Mar. 17, 2013 @ 06:35 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati is ready to welcome a Cold War relic to a new home — the sail from its namesake U.S. submarine.

The sail, or conning tower, is the large vertical fin with “wings,” or sail planes, on either side that rises about 18 feet. It has a cockpit at the top.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Navy says the sail from the decommissioned USS Cincinnati will be ready for pickup in October. It’s been two years since Navy approved release of the structure to Cincinnati for a memorial site. Private donors have offered to cover the cost to bring the sail from a Seattle area shipyard.

Its new resting place isn’t definite yet. It has been slated for a riverfront park, if the timing works out.