USS Washington submarine delivered to the Navy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- The newest nuclear powered fast-attack submarine, the USS Washington, has been delivered to the Navy.

The Washington becomes the 14th Virginia-class submarine in the Navy's fleet.

The sub was built right here in Hampton Roads, at Newport News Shipbuilding.

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According to the Navy, it received the highest score to date for Virginia-class sub during its Board of Inspection and Survey.

The Washington's role in the fleet will include anti-submarine warfare, special operation support, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

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