Oct. 29, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen
(SSN-784), the U.S. Navy's newest and most advanced nuclear-attack submarine, at its shipyard here on
Saturday, Nov. 2
Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
, wife of retired Vice Adm.
, is the ship's sponsor. The event's principal speaker is Vice Adm.
Michael J. Connor
, commander – Submarine Forces.
is the 11th ship of the
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,
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
christening will be accessible online at
. Webcast coverage will begin Saturday at
10:30 a.m. EDT
; the ceremony will begin at
and conclude at approximately
The program will be available for on-demand replay for one week, beginning at approximately
2:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday
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