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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.|
|4.90k||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 (of blessed memory).|
|1.18k||The 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.|
|1.16k||A 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.|
|584k||Newport 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.|
|889k||Shipbuilders 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.|
|352k||Mike 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.|
|359k||Ricky Campbell clamps the fan room charcoal filter in place for welding on the submarine Indiana (SSN-789), June 2014.||Photo # 03-DCS14-170-96 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|740k||A shipbuilder works on the stern unit of Indiana (SSN-789) at Newport News Shipbuilding.||Photo by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.|
|316k||Heather 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.
|316k||A 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
|578k||Ship'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
|134k||Master Shipubilder Mickey Gilliam watches Jennifer Nunezmarte connect a cable in the weapons module for the Indiana (SSN-789), October 2015.||Photo # 01_DCS15-445-263 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|578k||Ship'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.
|578k||Ship'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.
|578k||NNS 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.
|291k||Lois Hill touches up paint inside a unit for the submarine Indiana (SSN-789), May 2015.||Photo # 07-DCS15-193-14 by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|321k||A unit of the submarine Indiana (SSN-789), weaves through the shipyard after being unloaded from the Sea Shuttle, October 2015.||Photo # 07_DCS15-282-107 by John Whalen, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|344k||Jeffery Eicher and Brian Belvin tie cables together after unloading a unit of the submarine Indiana (SSN-789), October 2015.||Photo # DCS15-282-21 by John Whalen, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|143k||Unit 2B for the submarine Indiana (SSN-789) arrives on the Sea Shuttle, May 2016.||Photo # 14-DCS16-134-5 by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|377k||Shipbuilder Edward Wagner is hard at work inside Indiana's (SSN-789), March 2017.||Photo # 15-DCS17-68-196 by Ashley Major, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|267k||Indiana (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 (of blessed memory).|
|409k||Sail Loft Shipbuilders Christine Mitchell and Arlene Quinn complete final stitches on Indiana's (SSN-789) bow flag, which will be displayed on the ship during the christening ceremony 29 April.||Photo # 11-DCS17-163-106 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|724k||The sea calls for Indiana (SSN-789) as the boat begins to emerge from the building shed on 29 April 2017.||Photo # 1-DCS17-239-37-3 by Ashley Major, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|549k||Pre-christening photo of the Indiana (SSN-789), 29 April 2017.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|552k||Vice President Pence delivering the keynote speech.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
|134k||Bottle of bubbly awaits the christening of the Indiana (SSN-789), 29 April 2017.||Photo # 8-DCS17-242-37 by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|1.23k||A view of the events during the christening of the Indiana (SSN-789), 29 April 2017.||Photo courtesy of newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com.|
|889k||Indiana (SSN-789) Sponsor Mrs. Diane Donald does the honors on 29 April 2017.||Photo courtesy of newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com.|
|2.29k||Indiana (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 (of blessed memory) & newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com.|
|524k||Indiana (SSN-789) Departs for Sea Trials, May 2018. Carriers in the background are George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)(right) and Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), fully dressed for the Carrier Strike Group 12 change of command ceremony, 22 May 2018.||Text via Fabio Pena.
Photo # DCS18-376-505 courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
|802k||Indiana (SSN-789) in the Chesapeake Bay, 25 May 2018.||Text & photo # DCS18-377-281 courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.|
|465k||Indiana (SSN-789) departs for sea trials. The initial round of sea trials, known as alpha trials, provide the submarine an opportunity to test all systems and components.||Photo # 15-DCS18-377-157 by Matt Hildreth, courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|3.33k||The Indiana (SSN-789) arrives at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. 25 September 2020. Indiana returned to homeport from its maiden six-month deployment in support of the Navy's maritime strategy - supporting national security interests and maritime security operations - in the 6th Fleet area of operations.||U.S. Navy photo 200925-N-AY957-050 by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christian Bianchi|
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