HII to Carry Out Final Stages of USS Delaware Submarine Construction

Jeff Brody

Huntington Ingalls Industries is closer to deploying the future USS Delaware submarine vessel, SSN 791, which is currently is stationed pierside at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding business’ facility and is set to enter the final phase of testing and construction efforts.

HII said Thursday that the submarine was built in partnership with General Dynamics’ Electric Boat subsidiary, and that over 10K shipbuilders and 5K suppliers within the U.S. have worked on the submarine since 2013.

“This is a result of shipbuilders and sailors working side by side and is one of the last steps in the journey to bringing the ship to its operational state to support sea trials and delivery,” said Bob Bolden, director of Virginia-class submarine construction at HII’s Newport News business.

USS Delaware is the 18th Virginia-class submarine and the ninth to be delivered by Newport News to the U.S. Navy.

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