USS Razorback Disrupting Normal LR Port Activity

August 6, 2004 - Posted at 8:07 PM CDT

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ The U-S-S Razorback left the Port of Little Rock Friday morning and made its way five miles upstream to a new spot on the Arkansas River. North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays said city officials are worried that tourists are disrupting work at the Port of Little Rock.

Hays also said workers on the World War II-era submarine will have ground access to the ship when it moves. At the port, they had to be taken to the Razorback on a boat.

The ship served the United States during World War II and the Vietnam War. It later served the Turkish Navy for 30 years before the city of North Little Rock purchased it. It arrived in Central Arkansas on Tuesday after a seven thousand mile trip from Turkey.

The sub is now undergoing renovations for its new home at a maritime museum in North Little Rock.

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