This is a view of the officers' ward room aboard the Seawolf class fast attack submarine Jimmy Carter at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton, Conn., Friday, Feb. 18, 2005. The Jimmy Carter, the last of the Seawolf class boats, is to be commissioned Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005. (AP Photo/Bob Child)
USS Seawolf (SSN-21)... The Seawolf class is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (SSN) in service with the United States Navy. The class was the intended successor to the Los Angeles class, ordered at the end of the Cold War in 1989.
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,