USS CAVALLA SS-244
USS TEXAS SSN-775
Named for the lone star state, Texas is the second ship of the Virginia class. The keel for Texas was laid on July 12, 2002 and the ship was christened on July 31, 2004.
Designed to meet the Navy’s requirements in a post-Cold War era, Virginia-class submarines use advanced technologies to increase firepower, maneuverability and stealth. The 377-feet long Virginia-class submarines are capable of submerged speeds of more than 25 knots and can stay submerged for up to three months at a time.
The commissioning of USS Texas (SSN 775) is scheduled for September 9, 2006 in Galveston, Texas. Sponsored by the Greater Houston Council of the Navy League of the United States. The commissioning ceremony is by invitation only.
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