Navy providing tour of new submarine Washington

160305-N-AC887-001 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (March. 5, 2016) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the christening ceremony for the Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787) in Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Navy officials on Wednesday will be providing a look inside its newest submarine.

The future USS Washington is the third Navy ship and first submarine named to honor the state. Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is the sub’s sponsor.

The Virginia-class attack submarine has a broad range of capabilities — and was designed to function in coastal and deep-ocean environments.

Officials say the Washington has two large-diameter Virginia Payload Tubes (VPTs) each capable of launching six Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The Washington is scheduled to be commissioned on Saturday.

Kara Dixon will have more coverage of the Navy’s tour of the Washington later today.