USS Cod submarine starts engines & fires its cannon

CLEVELAND — On Monday, the USS COD Submarine Memorial honored the men and women who built the 312-foot submarine 70 years ago by firing its cannons and starting its engines.

The Cleveland National Air Show is usually held over the the Labor Day weekend.

The Labor Day Sea Show aboard the WW II submarine is in response to the cancellation of the Cleveland National Air Show

“We can’t have a quiet Labor Day on the lakefront,” said Paul Farace, director of the USS COD Memorial.

The 312-foot long submarine started to fire hourly salutes from her 5-inch deck gun at 11 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m. Her diesel engimes fired up at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

The fully restored COD is open daily until September 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, go to USSCOD

Source – WKYC-TV

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