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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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|2.06k||First, there was Sputnik. Now there is Spudnik! |
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the name of the Virginia-class attack submarine SSN-799 as Idaho, at the Western Idaho Fair on 22 August 2015.
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USN photo # 150822-N-LV331-002 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales, courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
|1.08k||A shipbuilder in the Machine Ship TIG welds on a torpedo tube for Idaho (SSN-799), April 2021.||Photo 2-DCS21-96-6 by Ashley Cowan courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
|1.37k||What looks like a tangled mess of chains to some, makes perfect sense to shipbuilders as they work together to prepare Idaho’s (SSN-798) stern for transportation to General Dynamics Electric Boat, June 2021.||Photo 3DCS21-142-393 by Ashley Cowan courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com|
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