By Mike Busch

I was on the 3:00 p.m. Cross Sound Ferry leaving New London, CT on the way to Orient when we were passed by a Virginia Class (SSN-774 Class) Attack Submarine on the way to Naval Base New London.  I have never seen one of these up close- 377 feet long, 34 feet wide and a price tag near $3 Billion.

Accompanied by a tug boat and two navy patrol boats with some big guns, about 25 crew members were on deck with an armed soldier and rescue swimmer.

As a bonus I took some video and images of some of the same storms that rocked most of Long Island Sunday afternoon that we dodged coming across the sound on page 3.

Continued on Pages 2 and 3