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Mississippi Nuclear Sub To Be Commissioned In Pascagoula

June 01 2012


The U.S. Navy is about to commission its newest Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine in Pascagoula, Miss., reports the Dept. of Defense.

The ceremony is set for Saturday.

The Mississippi (SSN-782), the ninth boat in the class,was built in a record 62 months and delivered a year ahead of schedule, according to a Pentagon release.

The Virginia-class subs are designed to perform anti-submarine warfare; anti-ship warfare; strike warfare; special operations;...

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