GROTON, Conn. (May. 5, 2007) Sailors assigned to Virginia-class fast-attack submarine PCU Hawaii (SSN 776) paint the submarine while moored at Submarine Base New London. PCU Hawaii is set to be commissioned Saturday, May 5th, at Submarine Base New London. U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski (RELEASED)
Royal Australian Navy Collins Class Submarine.The first Collins Class submarine, HMAS Collins, was commissioned in July 1996. The sixth and last of the Collins Class, HMAS Rankin, was commissioned in March 2003. The Collins Class was designed with a theoretical platform life of 28 years, which provides for an on paper indicative service life for the fleet of 2024 to 2031.