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USS Manchester in Portsmouth

The USS Manchester spins around before docking in Portsmouth on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Crew members of the USS Manchester waiit to board their vessel after it docked in Portsmouth on Monday. The combat ship has a core crew of 71. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The USS Manchester goes under the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The USS Manchester goes under the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The USS Manchester clears the Memorial Bridge on its way to dock in Portsmouth on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The USS Manchester spins around before docking in Portsmouth on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The USS Manchester passes the lighthouse at the mouth of the Piscataqua River on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
People watch from Great Island Common in New Castle as the USS Manchester approaches the mouth of the Piscataqua River on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
People watch as the USS Manchester enters the Piscataqua River in New Castle on Monday. It will be officially commissioned Saturday at the New Hampshire State Pier. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
People watch as the USS Manchester enters the Piscataqua River in New Castle on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The USS Manchester passes by the marina at Badger's Island on its way to dock in Portsmouth on Monday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Josefa Quiroz, Lorena Quiroz, 14-month-old Jade Quiroz and Debbie Sims wait for crew member Oscar Quiroz to disembark from the future USS Manchester in Portsmouth on Monday. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)