San Diego-based USS Decatur to remain in Pacific due to tensions with North Korea

Ship has been deployed since last August

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego-based Navy warship USS Decatur is being held at sea because of the tensions with North Korea.

The guided-missile destroyer was scheduled to return to San Diego from a seven-month deployment, but with North Korea's recent sabre-rattling, the Navy has ordered the ship to remain in the Pacific region for the time being.

The USS Decatur departed San Diego last August.

The USS Decatur is the fifth Naval ship named after Stephen Decatur, lauded for his heroism during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812.

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