- Commanding Officer - Cmdr. Steve Antcliff
Executive Officer - Lt. Cmdr. John Strunk
- Chief of the Boat - ETCM(SS) Cary Carroll
|Length: 377 feet
||Speed: Greater than 25 knots
||Keel Laid: Sept. 2, 1999|
|Breadth: 34 feet
||Depth: Greater than 800 feet
||Launched: Aug. 16, 2003|
|Displacement: 7,800 tons
||Complement: 134 officers and enlisted crew
||Commissioned: Oct. 23, 2004|
The submarine Virginia (SSN 774) is the sixth U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name of the first English colony and the 10th American state.
The first ship named Virginia was commissioned in the spring of 1777 and put into service as a blockade runner. Unfortunately, it was captured and renamed HMS Virginia.
The second Virginia was a schooner commissioned June 25, 1798. It captured the French schooner Jenny in the West Indies. It was decommissioned in June of 1799.
The next Virginia was a captured Confederate blockade runner, commissioned into the Union Navy June 12, 1863. The ship and its crew were very successful, as it captured many Confederate vessels while serving as a blockade ship. It was sold on Nov. 30, 1865.
The fourth USS Virginia (BB 13) was commissioned May 7, 1906. The battle ship toured the world with the Great White Fleet. After World War I, the vessel was decommissioned and blown up for target practice.
The most recent USS Virginia (CGN 38) was commissioned on Sept. 11, 1976. It was the first cruiser to carry Tomahawk cruise missiles, and used them in Operation Desert Storm. That ship was decommissioned Nov. 10, 1994.
May 21, 2013 - Miss Virginia Visits Namesake Submarine
Feb. 15, 2013 - USS Virginia Changes Commanders
June 1, 2012 - USS Virginia Visits Namesake State
May 11, 2012 - PNSY Completes First Ever Virginia-class Major Maintenance Availability
April 24, 2012 - USS Virginia Crew Receive ‘Certificate of Thanks’ from Pease Greeters
Apr. 10, 2012 - USS Virginia Participates in Deplaquing Ceremony
Aug. 23, 2011 - USS Virginia Sailors Helped Stitch Part of History
Aug. 12, 2011 - USS Virginia and USS San Juan Sailors Compete in 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Jan. 14, 2011 - Commodore Presents Battle "E" to USS Virginia
Oct. 13, 2010 - Open Arms: Portsmouth Formally Welcomes USS Virginia Crew
Oct. 13, 2010 - Sub Work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Honored
July 23, 2010 - Virginians Trek to Visit Virginia
June 16, 2010 - Third Consecutive Miss Virginia Visits Namesake Sub
May 11, 2010 - Students Tour Submarine As They Build Their Own
Apr. 29, 2010 - USS Virginia Changes Commanders After Maiden Voyage
Apr. 15. 2010 - Groton Welcomes USS Virginia Home
Apr. 13, 2010 - USS Virginia Returns From Maiden Six-Month Deployment