The U.S. Navy welcomed the most recent addition to its fleet of Virginia Class submarines in a commissioning ceremony yesterday at Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Billy Watkins at the Clarion Ledger reports that the USS Mississippi was brought into service yesterday in front of a crowd of Navy officials, VIPs, crew family members, and a handful of veteran groups.
The sub' has already been through sea trials and was christened back in December in Groton, Conn. at General Dynamics Electric Boat.
The Virginia Class boats have a list of technological innovations unique to their design.
The Mississippi actually came in a year early and under budget at $2 billion.
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