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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.
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|4.90k||An artist rendering of the Virginia-class submarine South Dakota (SSN-790), 21 June 2012.||USN photo # N-ZZ999-006, illustration by Stan Bailey courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).|
|254k||The stern unit of South Dakota (SSN-790) stands upright in the Ring Module Shop, August 2014.||Photo # 05-DCS14-254-59 courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Chris Oxley.|
|302k||The stern of the South Dakota (SSN-790) begins its move to the Sea Shuttle.||Photo # 10_DCS15-466-26 courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding by Chris Oxley.|
|824k||Keel laying ceremony for the Colorado (SSN-788) at the General Dynamics Electric Boat Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, R.I. Saturday, 7 March 2015. The ceremony took place next to sections of the Delaware (SSN-791) and the South Dakota (SSN-790), left, and the stage was in front of the tail section of the Colorado. The ship sponsor is Annie Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.||Photo # EP-150309824 courtesy of Dana Jensen / The Day.|
|871k||Electric Boat employee Dominico Castaldi welds the initials of Ship Sponsor Deanie Dempsey during the keel laying of the submarine South Dakota (SSN-790), 4 April 2016 at Quonset Point.||Photo courtesy of gdebchristenings.com.|
|383k||The crew of the submarine South Dakota (SSN-790) at its keel laying, 4 April 2016 at Quonset Point.||Photo courtesy of gdebchristenings.com.|
|162k||Christening ceremony of the South Dakota (SSN-790). The sponsor was Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife of Admiral Dempsey.||Photos courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
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