Fewer Subs to be Stationed in Groton, CT

NORFOLK (March 27, 2010) The Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) is the sixth Virginia-class submarine, commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on March 27, 2010. New Mexico will homeported in Groton, Ct. (U.S. Navy photo by Alan Baribeau/Released)

TheDay.com: The Navy plans to keep fewer submarines in Groton as the military shifts its focus toward Asia and sends its newest, most capable ships and aircraft to the western Pacific, the Navy’s top admiral said Tuesday [September 25].

By 2020, the Naval Submarine Base is expected to have 2 squadrons with 6 attack submarines per squadron, instead of the 16 submarines it has today.

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