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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.|
|251k||Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks at a ceremony on 7 February 2013 celebrating the naming of the Navy's next Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN-787), at the Port of Seattle Headquarters in Seattle. Mabus thanked the people of Seattle for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussed the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel.||USN photo #130207-N-AC887-001, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers, courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|710k||Bow Unit being moved.||USN photo #6DCS12-1830-13, courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|519k||Newport News Shipbuilding employee and Washington state native Dustin Utecht welds the initials of Elisabeth Mabus, sponsor and daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine Washington (SSN-787) during a keel laying ceremony on 22 November 2014.||USN photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Chris Oxley, courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|792k||Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus and his daughter, Elisabeth Mabus, take part in the keel laying ceremony for the submarine Washington (SSN-787) in front of one of the ship's units. Elisabeth Mabus is the sponsor of the submarine, which is roughly 70 percent complete and is on track to complete next summer.||USN photo # 141122-N-ZZ999-002 courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Dar Mook, courtesy of Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|1.70k||The bow unit of the submarine Washington (SSN-787) is transported out of the Supplemental Modular Outfitting Facility, 5 September 2015.||Photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Ricky Thompson/HII via dmitryshulgin.com|
|425k||The Washington (SSN-787) is pressure hull complete, a construction milestone signifying that all of the submarine's hull sections have been joined to form a single, watertight unit. The boat is currently 83 percent complete.||Photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Ricky Thompson/HII via dmitryshulgin.com.|
|331k||Washington (SSN-787) awaits christening.||Photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.|
|332k||Washington (SSN-787) crew.||Photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.|
|306k||The Official Party poses on the christening platform prior to the start of the ceremony.||Photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.|
|374k||The christening bottle was immersed in a bucket containing water from Puget Sound, and the second swing was the clincher.||Photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.|
|498k||Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of Washington (SSN-787) today, christening the submarine named for the Evergreen State. Washington will be the seventh Virginia-class submarine to be delivered by Newport News Shipbuilding. March 2017.||Photo DCS16-148-5 by John Whalen/HII, courtesy of newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|1.22k||Washington (SSN-787) during her sea trials, 29 March 2017.||Photo courtesy of newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|492k||An undated photo of the future Washington (SSN-787). The Navy accepted delivery of the 14th submarine of the Virginia-class on 26 May.||USN photo # 160527-N-N0101-134 courtesy of Matt Hildreth by Huntington Ingalls Industries.|
|749k||A photo of the torpedo room aboard the Washington (SSN-787).||USN photo # 171003-N-JE719-037 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson.|
|541k||A photo of the only washer and dryer aboard the Washington (SSN-787).||USN photo # 171003-N-JE719-023 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson.|
|348k||Sailors render a salute during the commissioning ceremony for the Washington (SSN-787) at Naval Station Norfolk on 7 October 2017. She is the U.S. Navy's 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the fourth U.S. Navy ship named for the State of Washington.||USN photo # 171007-N-NX690-587 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua M. Tolbert.|
|860k||Sailors run, bringing the ship to life, during the commissioning ceremony for the Washington (SSN-787) at Naval Station Norfolk.||USN photo # 171007-N-LK932-0196 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua M. Tolbert.|
|190k||The Commander Submarine Force and Commander Submarine Squadron 6 pennants fly from the flag staff of the attack submarine Washington (SSN-787) during a change of command ceremony in Norfolk, Va. on 1 August 2018. Capt. Martin Muckian relieved Hartsfield as Commander, Submarine Squadron Six.||USN photo # 180801-N-HI707-0693 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Darryl Wood.|
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