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  • 3 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The current reigning Miss Virginia visited the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) May 29 in Groton. Elizabeth Crot reflected on the opportunity to visit her namesake state’s submarine. “What an awesome tradition to be able to share with my former Miss Virginia sisters. My father works with submarines in Norfolk. […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The current reigning Miss Virginia for 2012 visited the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774), May 20 in Groton. Rosemary Willis took the opportunity as Miss Virginia to travel outside her daily state duties to visit her namesake state’s submarine and meet crew members. “The Miss America Organization has a deep-rooted […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities

    A new commanding officer took charge of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine, USS Virginia (SSN 774) during a change of command ceremony held aboard the submarine in its homeport, Naval Submarine Base New London Sept. 2. Cmdr. Jeffrey Anderson became Virginia’s 6th commanding officer when he relieved Cmdr. Steven Antcliff of command of the […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of USS Virginia (SSN 774) received a “Certificate of Thanks” from the Pease Greeters in Kittery, April 24. Pease Greeters is an organization based in Portsmouth that “serves America’s heroes one flight at a time.” According to their website, their mission is to “welcome troops passing through Pease International Airport on their way […]

  • 5 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Members of the US House of Representatives have urged defense appropriators not to cut a proposed increase in funding for additional Virginia-class submarines. A letter, signed by 36 members of the House of Representatives and sent to the Subcommittee on Defense Appropriations, was released by co-chairs of the Congressional Submarine Caucus, Rep. Rob Wittman (VA-01), Rep. […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A new plan to build more attack submarines could be supported by the U.S. industrial base with careful planning and sufficient funding, a U.S. Navy report to Congress has concluded. Titled “The Submarine Industrial Base and the Viability of Producing Additional Attack Submarines Beyond the Fiscal Year 2017 Shipbuilding Plan in the 2017-2030 Timeframe”, the […]

  • 14 February 2014

    USS Virginia (SSN 774), the first in a fleet of the US Navy’s next-generation attack submarines, was welcomed home yesterday in Groton, Conn., after a six-month overseas deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.   This was the second deployment for Virginia, which headed out to her maiden deployment in 2010. The time […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Los Angeles-Class Submarine, USS Montpelier, is going to return home to Virginia on Friday, following a six month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Navy said. USS Montpelier visited ports of Norway, Scotland and Spain and she covered more than 36,000 nautical miles during her cruise. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Cmdr. Thomas […]

  • 28 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has awarded BWXT Nuclear Operations Group a contract for the delivery of Virginia Payload Module (VPM) launch tubes. According to the company, the contract is worth approximately $35 million. The VPM will comprise four large-diameter payload tubes in a new hull section to be inserted in Virginia-class submarines. Work has already […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its thirteenth Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois on October 29. The christening ceremony will take in Groton, Connecticut, where the boat was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat. What makes USS Illinois stand out is that it is a Block III Virginia ship incorporating two tubes with twelve missiles instead […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its newest Virginia-class attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787), Saturday, March 5, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. The future Washington is the 14th Virginia-class nuclear submarine and the fourth Virginia-class Block III submarine. The ship began construction in 2011 and will commission in 2017. The future […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Secretary of the U.S. Navy announced January 19 that the Navy’s next Virginia-class submarine, the SSN 801, will bear the name USS Utah. The ceremony was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. By naming the submarine Utah, the Navy is honoring the city that was home to the Naval Supply Depot Clearfield, which […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has shared a video of the Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787) entering Naval Station Norfolk after completing her final set of trials. The video was shared ahead of the submarine’s commissioning ceremony which is set to take place on October 7 in Norfolk. The future Washington will be the third US Navy […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has test fired two Tomahawk cruise missiles from the newly designed submarine payload tubes on the Virginia-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784) for the first time ever. The tests took place in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida and proved the submarine’s ability to load, carry and vertically launch Tomahawk missiles from the new Block […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today in Billings, Montana to announce SSN 794, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Montana. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy. The future USS Montana will be the second commissioned naval vessel […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $432 million contract modification to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.  Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine design improvements. Virginia-class submarines are built in blocks, or […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities

    Attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) returned home to Groton, Conn., July 3, after completing a 14-week surge deployment overseas.   Virginia’s crew of more than 140 officers and enlisted personnel departed March 28 to conduct assigned theater security missions in the U.S. European Command region. Cmdr. Steven Antcliff, Virginia’s commanding officer, expressed pride in […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 7 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6.   “The christening of the future USS John Warner is not only a celebration of a dedicated Sailor, Marine and public servant, but […]

  • 28 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy took delivery of USS Washington (SSN 787), the 14th Virginia-class submarine, on May 26. Washington is also the seventh boat in the class built by Huntington Ingalls Industries and the fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines. Washington began construction in September 2011 and will be commissioned later this year in Norfolk, Virginia. […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In a move envisioned to bring more efficiency at a lower cost, the US Navy will have its sailors use Xbox controllers on future Virginia-class submarines. The video game controllers will be controlling the two photonic masts that provide submariners with a 360 degree real-time situational awareness above the water. The idea to use the cheap controllers […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has contracted BAE Systems to start the production of Virginia Payload Module (VPM) tubes for Block V Virginia-class (SSN 774) submarines. This initial award will fund work related to certification, special tooling, and other items related to production readiness, BAE said. The VPM is an additional mid-body section being integrated into the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled names of its two newest Virginia-class (SSN 774) fast-attack nuclear submarines. As informed, the submarines will be named after the American heroes of the Greatest Generation who perished in the former USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and USS Arizona (BB-39), bringing those names back into active-duty service after more than three quarters […]

  • 28 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Electric Boat Corp. a $34.6 million contract modification to exercise options to procure on board repair parts for Virginia-class submarines, SSN 792 and 793. Under this modification, the U.S. Navy is procuring mechanical and electronic repair parts that will be stored on the ship while at sea. The yet to be […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is scheduled to christen its newest Virginia-class attack submarine in a ceremony that will be held at General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) in Groton, Connecticut. Future USS Oregon (SSN 793), which started construction at GDEB in 2014, will be christened on October 5. Oregon (SSN 793) is the 20th Virginia-class attack submarine […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eighteenth Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791), has returned to Newport News after completing the initial set of sea trials. The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $2 billion contract modification to procure long lead time material to support construction of Block V Virginia-class submarines. The award modifies a contract awarded in 2017 that provides funding for long lead time material for steam and electrical plant components, main propulsion […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    All hull sections of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana have been joined to form a single, watertight unit meaning that the 16th submarine in the class is now ‘pressure hull complete’. Pressure hull complete is the last major milestone before the submarine’s christening. Construction began in September 2012 under a teaming agreement between […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The crew of US Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) completed their maiden deployment as they returned to Norfolk on July 11. John Warner sailed over 30,000 nautical miles during the deployment and carried out missions in support of theater commanders. It also pinned “dolphins” on 11 officers and 22 enlisted crew who […]