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|1.09k||Newport News Shipbuilding is teamed with General Dynamics Electric Boat to build Virginia-class submarines. Newport News Shipbuilding builds the stern, habitability & machinery spaces, torpedo room, sail and bow. Electric Boat builds the pressure hull, engine room and control room. Newport News Shipbuilding and Electric Boat each perform work on the reactor plant as well as alternate on the final assembly, test, outfit and delivery. The team has been recognized as the best shipbuilding program in the Navy.|
Virginia-class Infographic PDF.
|Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.|
|161k||John William Warner was a Senator from Virginia; born in Washington, D.C., 18 February 1927; attended schools in Washington, D.C. and Virginia; served in the United States Navy 1944-1946; graduated, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 1949; served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict 1950-1952; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1952-1956; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1953. cattle farmer; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar in 1953 and commenced practice the same year; law clerk, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit 1953-1954; assistant United States attorney 1956-1960; Under Secretary, United States Navy 1969-1972; Secretary, United States Navy 1972-1974; administrator, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration 1974-1976; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1978 for the term commencing 3 January 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor on January 2, 1979, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Scott for the term ending 3 January 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served from 2 January 1979, to 3 January 2009; chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses [12 September 1995-3 January 1999]), Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Sixth Congress; One Hundred Seventh Congress [20 January 2001-6 June 2001], One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 2008.||Information from the U.S. Senate Historical Office via Bill Gonyo.|
|936k||Submarine Squadron Six Color Guard prepares for formation preceding the start of the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785).||USN photo # N-EI510-052 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.|
|951k||Mathew Shilling, an employee of Newport News Shipbuilding, welds the initials of Jeanne and John Warner on a steel plate during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785), on 16 March 2013. John Warner, is the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine and the sixth to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Newport News Shipbuilding.||USN photo # N-EI510-455 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.|
|1.70k||Sparks fly during the keel welding of the John Warner (SSN-785) on 16 March 2013.||USN photo courtesy of flickr.com & Huntington Ingalls Industries.|
|962k||Commander, Submarine Forces Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Newport News Shipbuilding employee Mathew Shilling, President of Newport News Shipbuilding Matt Mulherin, former Sen. John Warner and his wife Jeanne Warner stand behind a welded steel plate bearing the initials of the submarine's namesake and sponsor during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785).||USN photo # N-EI510-527 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.|
|1.20k||U.S. House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District, Va. Rep. Bobby Scott addresses the guests during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785).||USN photo # N-EI510-187 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.|
|1.70k||The bow section of the John Warner (SSN-785) is moved between construction sites at Newport News Shipbuilding in this eight page Keel Laying Program PDF.||PDF courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.|
|722k||John Warner meets John Warner (SSN-785) on 16 March 2013.||USN photo courtesy of flickr.com & Huntington Ingalls Industries.|
|808k||Moving into Modular Facility.||USN photo # 2DCS12-1790-179 2012 via Ron Reeves.|
|84k||John Warner's (SSN-785) Silhouette.||USN photo via Ron Reeves.|
|457k||31 August 2014: Shipbuilders at Newport News Shipbuilding pull the bow flag tight on the pre-commissioning unit John Warner (SSN-785) in preparation for the boat's 6 September christening. The bow flag is about 30 feet in diameter and will be the centerpiece of the christening ceremony.||USN photo # 140831-N-ZZ999-246, courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by John Whalen via Ron Reeves.|
|437k||John Warner (SSN-785) after an 8 hour roll out from her building bay to the dry dock before her commissioning ceremony on 6 September 2014.||Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com via Nelson Firth.|
|204k||Former U.S. Sen. John Warner and his wife, Jeanne Warner, pose for a photo in front of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) on 6 September 2014.( John Warner (SSN-785) is launched.||USN photo # 140906-O-ZZ999-115 courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by John Whalen.|
|459k||Bow on view of the John Warner (SSN-785) before her commissioning ceremony on 6 September 2014.||Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com via Nelson Firth.|
|1.38k||Steel a view: John Warner (SSN-785) in dry dock before her commissioning ceremony on 6 September 2014.||Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com via Nelson Firth.|
|182k||John Warner (SSN-785) (not to be mistaken for John Wanamaker) before the christening ceremony.||Photos courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|204k||Senator Warner addresses the crowd.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|186k||Jeanne Warner christens the boat.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|412k||A laser lights and fireworks show topped off the christening ceremony for the submarine John Warner (SSN-785). About 7,000 people attended the evening event.||Photo by Chris Oxley/HII.
Photo added 11/11/17.
|843k||Three views of John Warner (SSN-785) watered.||Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|212k|| John Warner (SSN-785) undergoes her trials. |
Note CVN-77 in the background.
|Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.|
|134k||Cdr. Caldwell assumes command.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|183k||The commissioning pennant is hoisted.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|138k||Manning the ship.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|274k||Sailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony.||USN photo # 150801-N-EO381-162.
Photo courtesy of news.usni.org.
|38k||Block III bow.||Photo courtesy of news.usni.org via Sam LaGrone.|
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