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  • 11 January 2013
    Industry news

    The state of North Dakota is recognizing its namesake submarine, Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784), in a unique way by proclaiming Jan. 11 “USS North Dakota Day.” Cmdr. Doug Gordon, commanding officer, PCU North Dakota, will visit the state, Jan. 9-11, to participate in the events surrounding this special day and to take […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS North Dakota comes closer to joining the US Navy fleet. The vessel completed its sea trials and will officially become a part of the US Navy on Saturday, 25th of October. The commissioning ceremony for the $2.6 billion Virginia-class submarine will be held at the Naval Submarine Base New London […]

  • 24 July 2015

    Cmdr. Michael Hollenbach relieved Capt. Douglas Gordon as commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base, New London, July 23. North Dakota was commissioned Oct. 25, 2014. Under the command of Gordon, North Dakota returned from its first-ever mission, July 20, […]

  • 26 October 2014

    USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota is the 11th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet, and the first of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built. The Block III […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Electric Boat Corp. is being awarded a $22,2 million contract action against a previously awarded contract for the planning and execution of USS North Dakota (SSN 784) post-delivery work period. Electric Boat Corp. will perform planning and execution efforts, including long lead time material procurement, in preparation to accomplish the maintenance, repair, alterations, testing, and other work […]

  • 12 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) participates in his first namesake visit to the “friendliest” state, Jan. 11-13. “Namesake visits are critical during the construction phase of a submarine because it increases the awareness of the critical investment by the taxpayers of North Dakota and the nation,” said Cmdr. […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota’s (SSN 784) engineering department master chief and the boat’s prospective executive officer are participating in a namesake visit to the state, Oct. 10 – 13. During their visit to North Dakota, Lt. Cmdr. Kristopher Lancaster and Master Chief Machinist’s Mate (SS) James Lucky will visit both Grand Forks and Fargo […]

  • 14 May 2012
    Industry news

      The Navy celebrated the keel-laying of Pre-Commissioning Unit North Dakota (SSN 784) at General Dynamics Electric Boat-Quonset Point division in North Kingstown, May 11. In a time-honored Navy tradition, ship’s sponsor Katie Fowler, wife of retired Vice Adm. Jeff Fowler, had her initials welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Training & Education

      The commanding officer of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) and the chief of the boat (COB) visited Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) units at the University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University to educate Midshipmen about the Submarine Force, March 13-14 in Philadelphia. “Visiting the Midshipmen attending Villanova and the University of […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Training & Education

    For the second consecutive year, the crew of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) is combining forces to help out the local community by donating toys to a local childcare facility this holiday season. The holiday gift-giving idea was created by Electronics Technician Seaman Apprentice Lucas Pickering and other members of the submarine’s crew […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Industry news

    The US Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Nov. 2, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) shipyard. The ceremony marked the official naming of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784). The ship is currently under construction by both GDEB and Newport News Shipbuilding, a division […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The chief of the boat (COB) assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) North Dakota (SSN 784) is participating in his first namesake visit to bring awareness to the Virginia class submarine, Oct. 20-23. PCU North Dakota’s Chief of the Boat Master Chief Electronics Technician (SS/DV) Timothy A. Preabt, originally from Minot, N.D., will meet with […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has test fired two Tomahawk cruise missiles from the newly designed submarine payload tubes on the Virginia-class USS North Dakota (SSN-784) for the first time ever. The tests took place in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida and proved the submarine’s ability to load, carry and vertically launch Tomahawk missiles from the new Block […]

  • 31 August 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date.   North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. Approximately 20 percent of North Dakota was redesigned as part of the Virginia […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   North Dakota is the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, the most capable class of attack submarines […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Groton-based shipbuilder General Dynamics Electric Boat has delivered the 17th Virginia-class submarine to the US Navy. The future USS South Dakota (SSN 790) was delivered in a ceremony on Sept. 24. The ship began construction in 2013 and is scheduled to commission in early 2019. South Dakota is the seventh Virginia-class Block III submarine. Block […]

  • 10 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone The future USS […]

  • 29 October 2014

    Hundreds of retired and active duty submarine force leaders, along with their counterparts in the industrial community, descended on Falls Church, Virginia, Oct. 22-23 for the 2014 annual Naval Submarine League (NSL) symposium. The theme for the NSL’s 32nd symposium was “Expanding Undersea Dominance.” Eight fleet awards were presented to submariners and civilians who have […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced yesterday the next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS Bismarck and USNS Burlington, and two littoral combat ships (LCS) will be named USS Billings and USS Tulsa.  “It is my privilege as Secretary of the Navy to name these ships after five […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy celebrated the keel laying of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII -NNS) in Newport News, Va., March 16. The submarine is named for former five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia and Secretary of the Navy John Warner. In a time-honored Navy tradition, the initials […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy will commission Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) in a ceremony at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday. The principal speaker will be US Representative Jim Banks from Indiana. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, director of Naval […]

  • 28 April 2017

    The U.S. Navy announced it would christen its newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, the future USS Indiana (SSN 789), on Saturday, April 29, at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who previously served as the 50th governor of Indiana, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Diane Donald, wife of retired […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) keeps warships like aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) mission ready with fresh food, JP-5 fuel and even ammunition with vertical replenishments and conventional replenishments, Nov. 17. During Operation Damayan, Charles Drew provided humanitarian relief to the Republic of the […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Secretary of the U.S. Navy announced January 19 that the Navy’s next Virginia-class submarine, the SSN 801, will bear the name USS Utah. The ceremony was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. By naming the submarine Utah, the Navy is honoring the city that was home to the Naval Supply Depot Clearfield, which […]

  • 14 December 2016

    Guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) held a change of command ceremony at the chapel at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on December 12th. Capt. Brett Moyes relieved Capt. Nathan Martin as the Blue crew’s commanding officer. Retired Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, former commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, was the guest speaker for […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Construction on the U.S Navy’ next expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck officially started with a keel laying ceremony on January 18. The ceremony was held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard during which former North Dakota District Court Judge Robert Wefald served as keel authenticator. US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that EPF 9 would […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The submarine squadron that oversees about half of the Navy’s 15 attack submarines based in Groton, Conn., welcomed a new commander Aug. 30 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London. Capt. Michael Holland transferred command of Submarine Squadron 4 to Capt. Jim Waters during a pierside ceremony on the Thames […]

  • 10 June 2013

    HMS Dragon helped shepherd a gigantic gas tanker through one of the world’s most important ‘choke points’ during an exercise to hone protecting sea trade. The Type 45 destroyer joined forces with other Royal Navy and US Navy vessels, escorting the 130,000-tonne tanker through the narrows between the Gulf and Arabian Sea, source of much […]

  • 6 December 2011
    Industry news

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Mississippi (SSN 782) sponsor Ms. Allison Stiller christened the ninth Virginia-class submarine during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Dec. 3. During her remarks, Stiller mentioned today marked the 38th christening that she has attended, but emphasized how special the day was for her. “All of the christenings have been special, but […]