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The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

The US Navy commissioned its newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine in late September 2018.

The nuclear-powered USS Indiana (SSN 789), the fourth Navy vessel named after the state of Indiana and the Navy’s sixteenth Virginia-class submarine, entered service on Sept. 29, 2018, at a commissioning ceremony in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Indiana is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of Special Operations Forces (SOF), strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and mine warfare,” the Navy said in a press statement.

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The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(US Navy photo)

The Indiana is the sixteenth commissioned Virginia-class fast attack submarine, and the sixth commissioned Virginia-class Block III submarine.


Virginia-class submarines are developed in blocks, with each block having slightly different specifications than other blocks.

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(US Navy photo)

The Indiana is 377 feet long, 34 feet wide, about 7,800 tons when submerged, and has a 140-person crew. It also has a top speed of about 28 mph.

Source: US Navy

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(US Navy photo)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

Here’s a close-up of the navigation computer.


One of the newest features on Virginia-class submarines are advanced periscopes, which are called photonics mast. They can be pulled up on any monitor in the submarine, and on the Indiana, are operated by XBOX controllers.

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(US Navy photo)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(Photo by Chief Petty Officer Darryl Wood)

The new USS Indiana is one of the most lethal subs ever built

(US Navy photo)

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Finally, watch the Indiana in motion below.

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