The Navy is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the vandalism of a submarine docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Spokesman Gary Hildreth said "U.S. government equipment" on board the USS Texas was damaged on March 29 while it was in for its depot maintenance person. He could not disclose the nature of the vandalism.

"The Department of the Navy takes every act of vandalism seriously, and we will hold individuals responsible to the fullest extent of the law," Hildreth said.

The Virginia class attack submarine has been at the Shipyard since September 16, 2020.

The reward money is for information leading to the identification of a suspect in connection with the damage.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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