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Newest Submarine to be Named USS Delaware

Washington, DC
Monday, November 19, 2012

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the name of the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack nuclear submarine will be named the USS Delaware. He was joined at the announcement at the Pentagon by VP Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) and the states Lt. Governor.

Virginia-class submarines have enhanced stealth, sophisticated surveillance capabilities and special warfare enhancements. They are capable of attacking targets on shore with Tomahawk cruise missiles and conducting covert long-term surveillance, as well as anti-submarine, anti-ship and mine warfare.

The submarine is being constructed by Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, VA.

Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:40pm (ET)

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