06 Oct '17, 3am

Navy to Commission Submarine Washington

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Naval Station Norfolk. Mr. Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. The submarine's sponsor is Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to "man our ship and bring her to life!" "The future USS Washington is among the most technologically advanced platforms in the world," Dee said. "This submarine not only represents the spirit, ingenuity and strength of the American people, but also recognizes the critical role that the State of Washington provides to our national security. I am grateful to the men and women of Newport News Shipbuilding and ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=102758

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