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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.|
|539k||Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus and ship's sponsor, Dr. Jill Biden, watch as Vice President Joe Biden puts on a Delaware (SSN-791) ball cap at the Pentagon announcing the name the future Virginia-class attack submarine Delaware on 19 November 2012 in Washington. Delaware state officials were on hand in the Pentagon Briefing Room to participate in the announcement.||USN photo # 121119-N-AC887-004, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers via news.navy.mil.|
|718k||The bow unit of Delaware (SSN-791) stands upright in one of Newport News Shipbuilding's submarine facilities.||Photo # DCS14-254-76 by Chris Oxley courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding.
Photo added 11/12/17.
|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.|
|276k||Antuan Barnes, a Newport News Shipbuilding senior reproduction clerk, sings the national anthem during the keel-laying ceremony for the Delaware (SSN-791). The keel laying signifies the ceremonial start of construction. Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, serves as the ship’s sponsor.||Photo # DCS16-273-224 by Ricky Thompson/HII courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding.
Photo added 11/12/17.
|796k||4 photo PDF of Dr. Jill Biden as she writes her initials on the keel plate, welding & announcing that the Delaware's (SSN-791) keel has been "truly and fairly laid".||Text & photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
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