Thursday, September 21, 2023

Newport News Shipbuilding launched sub christened by Jill Biden

The Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries launched the Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791) into the water last Wednesday.

More than 10,000 shipbuilders have worked on the Delaware since 2013.

Related story: NN Shipbuilding offers buyouts to more than 2,500 employees

According to the NNS announcement, it took three days to move the 7,800-ton submarine from the construction site into the James River.

The submarine was christened by Jill Biden, the ship’s sponsor on Oct. 19 and will be delivered to the Navy next year.

Related story: Newport News Shipbuilding gets millions added to sub contract

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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