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New fast-attack submarine headed to Pearl Harbor

  • NAVY / Oct. 27, 2016

    The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois is set to arrive Wednesday at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, joining four other submarines in the Pacific hub in its classification. Sailors assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit on the USS Illinois raised the submarine’s flags during the rehearsal for the upcoming commissioning ceremony for the sub.

The new Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois will arrive Wednesday at its new home port, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, making it the fifth such sub at the only Pacific hub for the high-tech and in-demand vessels, the Navy said Thursday. Read more

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