31 Oct '13, 8pm

Navy to christen newest submarine Saturday

Navy to christen newest submarine Saturday

The Navy will christen its newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the North Dakota, on Saturday at a ceremony in Groton, Conn. The submarine will be the fleet’s 11th Virginia-class boat, and the second Navy vessel to be named after North Dakota, when it’s commissioned in 2014, according to a Navy news release . Vice Adm. Michael Connor, head of Submarine Forces, will deliver the keynote address Saturday at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton. Katie Fowler, wife of sponsor and former Naval Academy superintendent retired Vice Adm. Jeff Fowler, will break the traditional bottle of Champagne against a plate welded to the hull, the release said. “The work of the more than a thousand shipyard craftsmen and engineers who built this boat has helped make the fleet stronger and our nation safer,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in the Navy release. “Their dedication...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131031/NEWS/310310027

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