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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville City Council has agreed to allow an historic U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer to be moored on the banks of the St. Johns River, where it will be used as a maritime museum.

The Florida Times-Unionreports that the council voted 16-1 to allow the Downtown Investment Authority to move the USS Adams to town.

The ship will be moored by the vacant Maxwell House plant.

Joe Snowberger, commodore of the Jacksonville Historic Ship Association, says the Navy should turn the ship over within six months.

The group will then work to refurbish the vessel with the goal of displaying it on the river by the end of 2015.

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