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South Dakota Sub Set To Join Navy

January 31 2019


The U.S. Navy will commission its newest attack submarine this weekend, reports the Dept. of Defense.

On Feb. 2, the South Dakota (SSN-790) will formally enter service during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn.

The sub is the 17th in the Virginia class and the seventh in the Block III configuration, noted a Pentagon release on Wednesday.

The class is designed to conduct anti-submarine, anti-surface and strike operations as well as special operations support,...

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