Patriots Point closing to dock World War II destroyer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Patriots Point is closing for a week to dock the repaired World War II destroyer Laffey next to the Yorktown. The popular tourist attraction closed Sunday.

The Laffey is coming home after undergoing repairs to its hull in 2009 at a cost of more than $9 million.

Director Mac Burdette says the weeklong closure will cost about $17,000 in lost revenue. The move will cost $1 million and require a 60-foot section of the concrete pier to be removed.

The Laffey is known as "The Ship That Would Not Die" for withstanding Japanese bombs and kamikaze attacks.

It will be docked parallel to the World War II aircraft carrier Yorktown, where the submarine Clamagore now sits. The submarine will be moved.

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