Commander of sub in Maine shipyard dismissed

9:37 PM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
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KITTERY, Maine (AP) - The commanding officer of a Navy submarine under maintenance at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine has been dismissed from that duty.

WMUR-TV says Navy Cmdr. Luis Molina was dismissed by Administrator Rick Breckenridge. Breckenridge says he lost confidence in the commander to effectively lead the USS Pasadena during its period of maintenance at the Kittery shipyard.

Molina has been reassigned to work in the submarine group's office handling administrative duties.

The attack submarine was formerly based at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.






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