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USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma to sail again

  • COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT
                                Two new submarines — the first of the latest-generation “Block V” Virginia-class vessels — are getting familiar names: the USS Oklahoma and USS Arizona. The Arizona will have an extra 84-foot midhull extension known as a “Virginia Payload Module.” The model is pictured above in a graphic illustration.

    COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

    Two new submarines — the first of the latest-generation “Block V” Virginia-class vessels — are getting familiar names: the USS Oklahoma and USS Arizona. The Arizona will have an extra 84-foot midhull extension known as a “Virginia Payload Module.” The model is pictured above in a graphic illustration.

Navy ships named USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma will return to active duty with the announcement Monday by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly that two new Virginia-class attack submarines will be named after “heroes of the greatest generation” who died on the famed Pearl Harbor battleships. Read more

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