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  • 3 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony today in Billings, Montana to announce SSN 794, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Montana. The submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the Navy. The future USS Montana will be the second commissioned naval vessel […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Authorities

    The fast attack submarines USS Virginia (SSN 774) and USS Minnesota (SSN 783) have been selected as the initial two Virginia-class submarines to integrate female officers, announced Oct. 15. A total of six female officers, two Supply Corps and four nuclear-trained, will report aboard no later than January 2015. Both submarines are homeported in Groton, […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US Navy’s newest of Virginia-class attack submarines SSN 798 will bear the name USS Massachusetts. According to an announcement made by US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on November 8, during a taped video message at the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, the submarine will be named to honor the history its namesake state has with the […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

    First Lady Michelle Obama’s initials were welded onto a metal plate as Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786) looked on during a keel-laying ceremony for the new Virginia-class submarine, June 2.   Obama joined Navy leaders, shipyard personnel and crew families in celebrating the ongoing construction of the Navy’s 13th Virginia-class submarine during […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has awarded a $346.5 million contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Under the contract modification, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine design improvements. Additionally, Electric Boat will perform research and development […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eighteenth Virginia-class submarine, Delaware (SSN 791), has returned to Newport News after completing the initial set of sea trials. The submarine, in the final stages of construction, spent three days at sea proving all of its systems, components and compartments. Delaware submerged for the first time and performed high-speed maneuvers on the […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Industry news

      General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $6.8 million U.S. Navy contract modification to design and procure a common controller for various shipboard functions on Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics . This modification is part of an overall engineering contract supporting the Virginia-class submarine program. 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 […]

  • 27 February 2012

    General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded an $8.3 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to procure components for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the contract modification, Electric Boat will procure material for the construction of Advanced Integrated Low Pressure Electrolyzers used on Virginia-class […]

  • 20 April 2011
    Authorities

    A Texas Congressman visited Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) April 19 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, where he received a tour and left a small piece of history. Texas Congressman, The Honorable John Culberson, (R-TX,7th) visited Texas to learn about the submarine’s capabiltiies and to show his support for its mission. “It is a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities

    USS North Carolina (SSN 777), the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class, fast attack submarine held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, January 20. Cmdr. Gary Montalvo, commanding officer of North Carolina, was relieved by Cmdr. Matthew Lewis. Capt. Robert Roncska, commander, Submarine Squadron Seven was the guest speaker for the ceremony and shared stories […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Authorities

    US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently announced that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the man credited for developing USS Nautilus (SSN 571), the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. Virginia-class submarines provide the […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Training & Education

    A group of six Marines from the Wounded Warrior Detachment Hawaii (WW DET HI) Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay visited the Virginia-class submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) to get a first-hand look at basic submarine operations, Oct 18 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The visit included a tour of the submarine’s control and sonar […]

  • 8 October 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy has commissioned USS Washington (SSN 787) – its 14th Virginia-class submarine – in a ceremony on Saturday. The commissioning ceremony took place on board Naval Station Norfolk. Submarine’s sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, gave the order to “man our ship and bring her to […]

  • 26 February 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) welcomed a new commander in a ceremony held on the historic submarine piers in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, February 24. Cmdr. Mike R. Dolbec relieved Cmdr. Todd J. Nethercott as the new commanding officer. Capt. Richard Seif, commander, Submarine Squadron One, presided over the ceremony. Laura Bush, former […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on May 23 that the Virginia-class submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) is “pressure hull complete,” signifying that all of the submarine’s hull sections have been joined to form a single, watertight unit. Minnesota will be the 10th Virginia-class submarine and the fifth delivered by HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. “This is […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is set to christen its thirteenth Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois on October 29. The christening ceremony will take in Groton, Connecticut, where the boat was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat. What makes USS Illinois stand out is that it is a Block III Virginia ship incorporating two tubes with twelve missiles instead […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A new plan to build more attack submarines could be supported by the U.S. industrial base with careful planning and sufficient funding, a U.S. Navy report to Congress has concluded. Titled “The Submarine Industrial Base and the Viability of Producing Additional Attack Submarines Beyond the Fiscal Year 2017 Shipbuilding Plan in the 2017-2030 Timeframe”, the […]

  • 28 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy took delivery of USS Washington (SSN 787), the 14th Virginia-class submarine, on May 26. Washington is also the seventh boat in the class built by Huntington Ingalls Industries and the fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines. Washington began construction in September 2011 and will be commissioned later this year in Norfolk, Virginia. […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The newest Virginia-class attack submarine, USS Colorado (SSN 788), will be commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London on March 17, 2018, the US Navy said. USS Colorado is the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet and the fifth of overall eight Block III submarines. Block III submarines incorporate two tubes with twelve […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on February 12, for the third visit to Japan during her deployment to the Indo-Pacific region. “This kind of visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force,” the […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Video: US Navy The U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet operating in Europe and Africa has shared a video of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri leaving Scotland after a visit to the Royal Navy’s submarine base in Faslane. The video was taken on October 30, 2015, while the submarine concluded her deployment and returned to Groton, Connecticut […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 3 February 2012
    Authorities

    A time-honored change of command ceremony was held for the Virginia-class submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) at the submarine piers on board Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wed. Feb. 1. Cmdr. Robert Roncska, commanding officer of Texas was relieved by Cmdr. Andrew Hertel. Guest speaker, former First Lady of the United States and ship’s sponsor, Mrs. […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy is scheduled to commission its 10th Virginia-class attack submarine Sept. 7, during a pierside ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va. During a formal ceremony to be attended by several hundred dignitaries, families and crew members, Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota (SSN 783) will officially become USS Minnesota and join the Navy’s active fleet. […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $432 million contract modification to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.  Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to Virginia-class submarine design improvements. Virginia-class submarines are built in blocks, or […]

  • 12 November 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Friday that the Virginia-class submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) was launched into the James River Nov. 3 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division.  “Launch is a significant accomplishment in the life of a submarine,” said Jim Hughes, NNS’ vice president of submarines and fleet support. “It’s an opportunity for […]