USS Virginia Deploys
Although I can't find it on-line yet, I hear from a reader that USS Virginia has gotten underway on her initial deployment. Coming less than a year after her commissioning, this is a really remarkable feat. From the press release:
"The lead ship in the Navy's newest class of fast-attack submarines, USS Virginia (SSN 774) departed Naval Submarine Base, New London, and began its maiden deployment Monday, Sept 12, 2005.
"Virginia, commissioned Oct. 23, 2004, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., is homeported at SUBASE and commanded by Cmdr. Todd Cramer."
Get back safely, guys...