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Mississippi Sub Successfully Finishes Initial Sea Trials

April 11 2012


General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., has completed the initial sea trials for the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, reports the defense firm.

The Mississippi, the ninth boat in the class, submerged for the first time and conducted high-speed runs on the surface and underwater during the trials.

The testing demonstrated that the sub's propulsion plant is fully mission capable, according to a General Dynamics release.

The sub returned to Groton on...

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