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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.|
|288k||Its TIME for the Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795).||Photo courtesy of Sam LaGrone & news.usni.org.|
|342k||From the left, Director, Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, Adm. John Richardson; Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert; Mrs. Darleen Greenert, sponsor for Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795); Mrs. Elonore Rickover, widow of the late Admiral Rickover, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus pose for a portrait at the naming ceremony for Hyman G. Rickover, following a Nautilus (SSN-571) Underway Anniversary observance held at Naval Reactors, on board the Washington Navy Yard.||U.S. Navy Photo 150109-N-ZZ999-248 by Scott Adam Webb, courtesy of navy.mil.|
|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.
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