The USS Minnesota has joined the fleet as an active-duty Navy ship. The nuclear-powered attack submarine was commissioned Saturday during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. It is the third time a Navy ship has been named Minnesota.
The Navy is preparing for its newest attack submarine to join the fleet. The USS Minnesota will be commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday.
The newest Virginia-class submarine built at Newport News Shipbuilding is undergoing a series of sea trials before being delivered to the Navy later this month.
For the first time in more than a century, a U.S. Naval vessel will carry the name Minnesota.