USS COD sailing into Presque Isle Bay for repairs at Don Jon

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If it looks like a submarine is floating into Presque Isle Bay, you aren’t’ seeing things.

It’s not a secret mission.

We’ve learned that the USS COD, which docks in Cleveland, is headed for dry dock at the Don Jon Ship Repair facility in Erie.

The museum ship was built in 1942 and won fame by sinking the first Japanese destroyer lost in World War II. The work in Erie will be to repair and renew the subs underwater hull.

Repairs should take about 60 days. 

According to the ships Facebook page, the USS COD was last in dry dock in 1963 in Lorain Ohio. The project is being partially funding from the Save America’s Treasures grant program from the National Park Service as well as individual donors, corporations and veterans groups.

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