Thursday, June 25, 2015

Attack sub John Warner delivered to Navy 2+ months ahead of sked

25 June 2015
NEWPORT NEWS – The Navy on Thursday accepted delivery of the submarine John Warner two and a half months ahead of schedule, Newport News Shipbuilding reported.
The shipyard, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, builds Virginia-class attack submarines in partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat of Groton, Conn.
Commissioning is scheduled on Aug. 1 at Naval Station Norfolk. The Warner will be the first Virginia-class boat to be home-ported in Norfolk.
The 377-foot-long submarines are capable of submerged speeds of more than 25 knots and can stay submerged for up to three months at a time.

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