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14th Virginia-class submarine USS Washington delivered to Navy

The nuclear powered, fast-attack submarine Washington was delivered to the Navy on Friday, making it the 14 th Virginia-class submarine in the Navy’s fleet. The Navy accepted delivery of the submarine after it received the highest score to date of a Virginia-class sub during its Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) trials earlier this month, according to the Navy . The INSURV board inspects all incoming ships through sea trials, determining the quality of construction and compliance with specifications and Navy requirements prior to acceptance. Built in Newport News, Virginia, by Newport News Shipbuilding of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Washington is the fourth of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines. The Block III submarines feature two Virginia Payload Tubes capable of launching six tomahawk cruise missiles each. "Washington's delivery continues our commitment ...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/14th-virginia-class-su...

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