Tag Archives: Virginia-class

Navy Names Virginia-Class Attack Submarines as USS Tang, USS Wahoo; Kenneth Braithwaite Quoted

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Kenneth Braithwaite, secretary of the U.S. Navy, has announced that the service branch will name two of its future attack submarines as USS Tang and USS Wahoo. The Virginia-class SSN 805 and SSN 806 submarines represent the third time that U.S. Navy submarines will carry the names Tang and Wahoo.

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Navy Opens New Submarine Facility at Norfolk-Based Shipyard

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard has launched a new submarine maintenance facility to boost the timeliness of ship deliveries from the U.S. Navy's public shipyards. The two-storey facility supports the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan, and houses maintenance, production and support activities in a single venue beside the shipyard's submarine drydocks, Naval Sea Systems Command said Tuesday. The 24,000-square foot building employs an open-office design to accommodate collaborative work with teams working on submarine projects.

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Navy to Award Nuclear Power Submarine Contract in April

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The U.S. Navy's latest budget justification documents reveal plans to award the fourth contract under the Virginia-class submarine program in April, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. The contract calls for 10 nuclear-powered submarines in the Block V configuration and cover fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

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Navy Announces Commissioning Ceremony for Future USS Indiana

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The U.S. Navy is set to commission the 16th Virginia-class fast attack submarine during a ceremony on Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's naval port. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, will order activation of the future USS Indiana or SSN 789 during the ceremony in which Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind. will serve as principal speaker, the Navy said Thursday.

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Navy Commissions Virginia-Class Attack Submarine USS Colorado

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The U.S. Navy has commissioned USS Colorado that was built by General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary as part of the Block III Virginia-class submarine program. Cmdr. Reed Koepp II will serve as commander of the submarine designated as SSN 788 and sponsored by former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ daughter Annie, the …

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Navy Logistics Team Readies USS Illinois Submarine for Commissioning

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The U.S. Navy‘s supply department for the USS Illinois worked with the Naval Supply Systems Command’s Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk to deliver the Virginia-class submarine with 99.51-percent onboard material. A team of logistic specialists monitored the delivery of more than 10,000 items in the authorized medical allowance list, authorized dental allowance list, general use consumables list and government …

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