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The U.S. Navy has convened a special investigative panel to probe the circumstances behind the fire on board the USS Miami in May.

Adm. John Harvey has directed Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft, commander of Naval Warfare Development Command, to convene and lead a panel that will delve into all aspects of the May 23 fire, including its causes and the response to the fire.

More than 100 firefighters helped to combat the fire, which broke out while the Miami, a nuclear-powered attack submarine, was docked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The fire spread through the forward areas of the vessel and continued to burn for more than 10 hours before it was extinguished.

Read more at the Boston Herald

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