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  • 3 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The newest Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, USS South Dakota (SSN 790), will be commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Feb. 2, 2019, the US Navy has announced. South Dakota is the seventeenth Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet. SSN 790 is entering service after being delivered to the navy in a ceremony […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is scheduled to commission fast attack submarine USS South Dakota (SSN 790) in a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, on Saturday, February 2. The principal speaker will be US Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota. The submarine’s sponsor is Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife of the 18th Chairman of […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shortly after General Dynamics’ NASSCO division received a contract to build the first six U.S. Navy oilers, Electric Boat, another GD division was awarded a $116 million contract modification to manufacture Virginia payload modules and South Dakota insertion prototype materials in support of Virginia-class submarines. Work will mostly be performed in Mount Vernon, Indiana (25.5 percent); Depew, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has christened its 17th Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790). The christening ceremony took place at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut on Saturday, October 14. South Dakota, a Virginia-class submarine designated SSN 790, is the third ship to bear the state’s name. The second ship […]

  • 15 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next five Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota.  Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years. […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s next Independence-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Pierre (LCS 38), the Secretary of the Navy has announced. The future USS Pierre (LCS 38) is named in honor of the capital city of South Dakota and is the second ship to bear the name. “I am proud to name a future Independence-variant […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers flew a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to train with the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) in the South China Sea on June 8. The joint training was organized under Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence program (CBP) and aimed at allowing the […]

  • 1 April 2015

    The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) welcomed a six-member Congressional delegation aboard the ship to observe underway operations and meet with Sailors, March 30. The group of Congressional delegates included four members of the House of Representatives from Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Texas, as well as two Senators from Oklahoma […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Nine U.S. representatives from eight states toured the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) April 22 as part of a visit to naval ships, installations and tenant commands operating within Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.   U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, along with representatives from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Texas, South Dakota, Illinois, Hawaii […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy christened its ninth expeditionary fast transport vessel, USNS City of Bismarck, during a ceremony at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard, on May 14. USNS City of Bismarck is the ninth of overall 12 EPF vessels Austal is contracted to build for the U.S. Navy. Austal USA has delivered eight EPF so far, with five now […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 September 2015

    The next joint high speed vessel will be named USNS City of Bismarck (JHSV 9). US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus made the announcement during a ceremony at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck yesterday. Mabus named the ship in honor of North Dakota’s capital city. This will be the first ship in naval history […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]