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Indiana (SSN-789)


Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named PCU Indiana (SSN-789).
SSN-784 through approximately SSN-791 are planned to make up the Third Block or "Flight" Block III subs will feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio class SSGNs. SSN-789 will be built at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. Her keel was laid on 16 May 2015.

Specifications:Power Plant: One S9G pressurized water reactor, 29.84MW (40,000hp), one shaft with pumpjet propulsor, Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase III one secondary propulsion submerged motor. Displacement, 7,800 tons submerged. Length: 377 feet. Draft: 32 feet. Beam: 34 feet. Speed: 25+ knots submerged. Depth: Greater than 800 feet. 12 VLS & four torpedo tubes, capable of launching Mark 48 torpedoes, UGM-109 Tactical Tomahawks, Harpoon (missile)s and the new advanced mobile mine when it becomes available: Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, Special Warfare: Dry Deck Shelter. Advanced SEAL Delivery System. Sonars: Spherical active/passive arrays. Light Weight Wide Aperture Arrays. TB-16, TB-29, and future towed arrays. High-frequency chin and sail arrays. Countermeasures: 1 internal launcher (reloadable 2-barrel) 14 external launchers. Crew: 134 officers and men.


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Virginia-class1.09kNewport 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.
Indiana4.90k An artist rendering of the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN-789), 21 June 2012. USN photo # N-ZZ999-003, illustration by Stan Bailey courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Reeves.
Indiana1.18kThe 4,000 Newport News shipbuilders working on Indiana (SSN-789) include engineers, riggers, welders, coatings specialists, electricians, and many other trades and professions.Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana1.16kA shipbuilder on a lift works on the stern unit of Indiana (SSN-789) at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2013.Photo # DCS13-669-4 by Ricky Thompson., courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana584kNewport News Shipbuilding inspector Larry Kellum checks dimensions on the submarine Indiana (SSN-789), at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2014.Photo # DCS14-254-111 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana889kShipbuilders work on the fan room for the Indiana (SSN-789) at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2014. Photo by Chris Oxley / HI, Photo # DCS14-170-91 courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana352kMike Bishop, left, and Daniel Evans fit a plate to the fixed group on a dive plane for Indiana (SSN-789) at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2014. Photo by Chris Oxley / HI, Photo # DCS15-370-103 courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana740kA shipbuilder works on the stern unit of Indiana (SSN-789) at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana316kHeather Johnson, a 37-year-old mother of four, has the honor of being the first female welder at Newport News Shipbuilding to weld the sponsor's initials on a Virginia-class submarine. Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo # DCS15-298-22 by John Whalen / HII.
Indiana316kA welder carves the initials of ship's sponsor Diane Donald on a metal plate during the keel laying ceremony for the future submarine Indiana (SSN-789) on 16 May 2015. Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo # 150516-N-ZZ999-310 via news.usni.org
Indiana578kShip's Sponsor Diane Donald and Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin (center) pose for a group photo with the official party inside one of the submarine Indiana's (SSN-789) units. Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo by Chris Oxley
Indiana578kShip's Sponsor Diane Donald addresses the ceremony guests: "How fitting to have the construction of this ship, SSN 789, completed in Newport News Shipbuilding, where the last Indiana (BB-58), was built to withstand the test of war at sea during World War II." Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo 15_DCS15-309-716 by Chris Oxley.
Indiana578kShip's Sponsor Diane Donald chalks her initials onto the steel plate. Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo 17_DCS15-308-300 by John Whalen.
Indiana578kNNS President Matt Mulherin presents Diane Donald with a gift commemorating the keel laying. The plaque features a replica of the steel plate welded during the ceremony and a photo of her and husband ADM Kirkland Donald in front of the submarine unit. Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo 24_DCS15-308-469 by John Whalen.
Indiana579kUnit 2B of the Indiana (SSN-789) arrives at Newport News Shipbuilding from Electric Boat. Text & photo # DCS16-134-5 courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo by Ricky Thompson/HII.
Photo added 11/11/17.
Indiana267kIndiana (SSN-789) has reached pressure hull complete, signifying that all of its hull sections are joined to form a single, watertight unit. Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com. Photo by Chris Oxley via Ron Reeves.
Indiana549kPre-christening photo of the Indiana (SSN-789), 29 April 2017. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Indiana552kVice President Pence delivering the keynote speech. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Indiana1.23kA view of the events during the christening of the Indiana (SSN-789), 29 April 2017. Photo courtesy of newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana889kIndiana (SSN-789) Sponsor Mrs. Diane Donald does the honors on 29 April 2017. Photo courtesy of newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com.
Indiana2.29kIndiana (SSN-789) has been launched into the James River and moved to Newport News Shipbuilding's submarine pier for final outfitting, testing and crew certification, 9 June 2017. Photo by Ashley Major/HII via Ron Reeves & newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo added 11/11/17.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Indiana (SSN-789) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The VIRGINIA Class America's Next Submarine
The Virginia Class—A New Submarine for the 21st Century
SSN-774 Virginia-class NSSN New Attack Submarine Centurion
NSSN VIRGINIA CLASS ATTACK SUBMARINE, USA
HISTORIC SUBMARINE DOCUMENTARY AND TRAINING FILMS
Making a Submarine - General Dynamics
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