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- USS Virginia ready for trials
- Jane’s Defence Weekly
- vol. 41, no. 43, 38287, p. 5
"The first of the US Navy's new Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN's) is preparing to join the fleet. USS Virginia (SSN-774) was commissioned into service on the 22nd of October and will undergo a three-year trial and evaluation period before operational deployment."