The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Philadelphia transits the Thames River in Philadelphia to start its final deployment. Philadelphia was commissioned in 1977 and is tentatively scheduled for inactivation in 2010. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Mye)
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The attack submarines Los Angeles and Philadelphia and three surface ships will be retired in the next year, according to a Navy message released Monday.
Los Angeles will be inactivated Nov. 2, and Philadelphia follows June 10. They will be decommissioned at a later date, according to the message.
The frigate McInerney will be inactivated Aug. 31, 2010. McInerney has recently been used to test the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle. The frigate will be transferred to Pakistan, according to news reports.
The combat stores ship San Jose will be inactivated Jan. 27, and the ammunition ship Mount Baker will be inactivated Aug. 2, 2010. Both have been requested for use in fleet training exercises, possibly as targets.