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"Welcome to the Navy" Party

"Welcome to the Navy" Party 31 October, 2016

The third Block III Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois has been commissioned at New London Naval Submarine Base on 29 October. More than 2 thousand 500 people attended the welcoming ceremony. Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built under. The construction of the sub, capable of operating in approximately 250 m depth and over 25 knots submerged, began in March 2011. USS Illinois is 114.9 m long and is equipped with Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS). 

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