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Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen
North Dakota (SSN-784), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear-attack submarine, at its shipyard here on
Saturday, Nov. 2, at
11 a.m. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Katie Fowler, wife of retired Vice Adm.
Jeff Fowler, is the ship's sponsor. The event's principal speaker is Vice Adm.
Michael J. Connor, commander – Submarine Forces.
North Dakota is the 11th ship of the
Virginia class, the first U.S. Navy combatants designed for the post-Cold War era. Unobtrusive, non-provocative and connected with land, air, sea and space-based assets,
North Dakota and the other Virginia-class submarines are equipped to wage multi-dimensional warfare around the globe, providing the Navy with continued dominance in coastal waters or the open ocean.
Electric Boat and its construction partner, Newport News Shipbuilding, have delivered 10 Virginia-class submarines to the Navy, and have contracts for eight additional ships.
A live video and audio webcast of the
North Dakota christening will be accessible online at
www.gdeb.com. Webcast coverage will begin Saturday at
10:30 a.m. EDT; the ceremony will begin at
11 a.m. and conclude at approximately
12:15 p.m. The program will be available for on-demand replay for one week, beginning at approximately
2:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
More information about General Dynamics Electric Boat is available at
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