USS Virginia (SSN-774)... The Virginia class (or SSN-774 class) is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) in service with the United States Navy. The submarines are designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions. They were conceived as a less expensive alternative to the Seawolf class attack submarines, designed during the Cold War era, and they are planned to replace the older of the Los Angeles-class submarines,
SUBIC BAY, Philippines (Nov. 10, 2011) The Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) moors alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in Subic Bay, Philippines, for the first coordinated mooring by Emory S. Land with a Virginia-class submarine.