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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.|
|2.34k||Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with guests attending a dual ship-naming ceremony for the Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, the future Billings (LCS-15) and future Virginia-class attack submarine, Montana (SSN-794), at Metra Park Rimrock Auto Arena, Billings, Mont., 2 September 2015. Mabus thanked the people of Montana for their support and contributions to the Navy and discussed the special bond that exists between a state and its namesake vessel.||U.S. Navy photos 150902-N-AC887-004 & N-AC887-002 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers, navy.mil.|
|244k||The Montana (SSN-794) is 40% complete, February 2018.||Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries photo/Chris Oxley via greatfallstribune.com.|
|283k||Jacob McNulty (far right) displays the keel authentication plate he welded at today's ceremony. Also present for the ceremony were (left to right) Cmdr. Mike Delaney, commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit Montana (SSN-794); Mariah Gladstone, a member of the Blackfeet Nation; former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship's sponsor; and Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin.||Photo: DCS18-358-108 courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Matt Hildreth/HII.|
|139k||Jacob McNulty Welds Sally Jewell's Initials.||Photo: DCS18-358-56 courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Matt Hildreth/HII.|
|334k||The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Pre-Commissioning Unit Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, 11 May 2018.|
The initials of the submarine's sponsor, Darleen Greenert, were welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine. She is the wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert (retired).
Hyman G. Rickover & Montana (SSN-794) appear here during the keel laying ceremony.
|Text & photo courtesy of dmitryshulgin.com. |
Photo added 07/01/18.
|380k||Cover of the program for the recent keel laying ceremony for Montana (SSN-794) May 16, 2018.||Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.|
Photo added 07/01/18.
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