US Senator John Warner Visits Namesake Submarine at NNS

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Warner visit: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries inform that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has hosted a visit by former U.S. Sen. John Warner and ship's sponsor Jeanne Warner today to see the steady progress being made on the Virginia-class fast attack submarine bearing his name.

John Warner (SSN 785) has reached its "pressure hull complete" construction milestone, which signifies that all of the submarine's hull sections are joined to form a single, water-tight unit. John Warner will be the 12th Virginia-class submarine and is the only Virginia-class submarine to bear the name of a person.
 
Pressure hull complete is the last major milestone before the submarine's christening this summer. Construction began in April 2009 under a teaming arrangement between Newport News and General Dynamics Electric Boat. The submarine is about 80 percent complete and is slated for delivery to the Navy in 2015.

Before adding his signature to a banner signed by John Warner shipbuilders and crew, Sen. Warner addressed a crowd of hundreds assembled in the shipyard's Module Outfitting Facility. "Nothing is safer from the enemy to a greater degree than this submarine," he said. "Take pride, you who are present today and those in the yard who are working on other ships and the families that support you. Take pride in
understanding how you are preserving freedom for our nation and for other nations for the future ahead in this ever more dangerous world in which we live."

"This is a proud moment for John Warner's shipbuilders, both here and in Connecticut, and a significant milestone in the life of the submarine," said Jim Hughes, Newport News' vice president, submarines and fleet support. "It's a time when we can stop and reflect on all of the hard work that has gone into this important vessel, and we are especially honored to have the opportunity to share this achievement with the boat's namesake, Senator John Warner, and his wife, Jeanne, who is the ship's sponsor."
 
In the photo: Left to right) Cmdr. Dan Caldwell (submarine commander designate) and Newport News Vice President of Submarine Programs Jim Hughes joined former Sen. John Warner and Ship's Sponsor Jeanne Warner.
 

 

 

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