U.S. ship maker Huntington Ingalls Industries christened the latest 7,800-ton Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), the future USS Delaware (SSN-791), at the company’s Newport News shipyard on October 20.
The weekend also saw the christening of a second Virginia-class SSN, the future USS Vermont (SSN-792), during a ceremony held at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, on October 20.
On September 24, the U.S. Navy took delivery of the 17th Virginia-class SSN, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790). Another Virginia-class sub, the USS Indiana (SSN 789), was commissioned at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Port Canaveral, Florida on September 29.
Coming out of the yards fast and furiously. I'm sure the Red Chinese have noticed.