Built by Newport News Shipbuilding between 1979 and 1981, the Navy commissioned Norfolk into the Fleet in 1983. Norfolk is based at Naval Station Norfolk and is equipped with four torpedo tubes that are capable of firing either an MK48 torpedo or a Tomahawk cruise missile. She completed her most recent deployment in November 2012. While many of her sister boats have been deactivated, the twenty-one year old Norfolk is expected to serve at least another three years.
|HRNM's model of USS Norfolk, built by Greg McKay|
When: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: At HRNM (2nd floor of Nauticus)