Navy commissions new submarine: USS Minnesota

The Navy commissioned its 10th Virginia-class submarine on Saturday in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. During the formal ceremony, Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota officially became the USS Minnesota. The Minnesota was built in Newport News, with construction beginning in February 2008 and finishing 11 months ahead of schedule in June. Minnesota is 377 feet in […]

The Navy commissioned its 10th Virginia-class submarine on Saturday in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
During the formal ceremony, Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota officially became the USS Minnesota.
The Minnesota was built in Newport News, with construction beginning in February 2008 and finishing 11 months ahead of schedule in June.
Minnesota is 377 feet in length and has a beam of 34 feet. It displaces 7,800 tons and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged.
Its reactor plant is designed to last the entire planned 33-year life of the ship, which helps reduce lifecycle cost while increasing the time the ship is available to perform missions.

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