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Newest Navy destroyer arrives at homeport in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego is the new homeport of the Navy's newest destroyer that is set to arrive Friday.

The USS William P Lawrence was built in Mississippi and commissioned in Alabama in June.  It just cruised though the Panama Canal on its way San Diego.

The guided missile destroyer has a crew of almost 300 and is named after the first Navy pilot to fly at twice the speed of sound.

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