October 22, 2017
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Maine shipyard welcomes USS Virginia

The Associated Press
Contributed | BDN
Contributed | BDN

KITTERY, Maine — Workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard have witnessed a milestone with the arrival of the USS Virginia.

The Virginia represents the first in the class of submarines to undergo a major overhaul.

The shipyard has been preparing to work on the new submarines since it was removed from the base closing list in 2005. By next year, one-third of the shipyard’s 4,400 workers will be assigned to Virginia-class submarines.

The nuclear-powered submarines are more technologically advanced than the Los Angeles class, which has been the yard’s bread and butter.

The Virginia arrived Wednesday afternoon.


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