New Virginia-class submarine delivered to U.S. NavyStaff Writer | May 30, 2017
A new Virginia-class submarine, the USS Washington, has been delivered to the U.S. Navy. It will be the 14th submarine of the class to be deployed.
Defense Work on the ship had begun in September 2011
It was constructed at Newport News Shipyard by Huntington Ingalls Industries. Work on the ship had begun in September 2011.
"Washington's delivery continues our commitment to deliver Virginia-class submarines within budget and ready to deploy and execute Fleet tasking," Virginia-class submarine program manager," Capt. Mike Stevens, Virginia-class submarine program manager said, said in a press release.
The Washington has successfully completed Board of Inspection and Survey trials earlier this month, officials said, registering the highest score of any new construction Virginia-class submarine.
The inspections and testing are meant to prove the quality of construction and how well the submarine will perform deployed. ■