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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