The U.S. Navy recently accepted delivery of the submarine PCU SSN 784 North Dakota, the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date. The sub is the first of eight scheduled Virginia Class Block III ships. North Dakota will spend the next two months preparing for its Oct. 25 commissioning. The Navy postponed North Dakota’s original May commissioning date because of quality issues with vendor-assembled and delivered components that required ...

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