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Delaware VII (SSN-791)

The first state of the union.


(SSN-791: displacement 7,800 (full load); length 377'; beam 33'; draft 32'; speed 25+ knots; complement 132; armament 12 VLS, 4 torpedo tubes; class Virginia)

The seventh Delaware (SSN-791) was laid down on 30 April 2016 at Newport News, Va., by the Newport News Shipbuilding Division of Huntington Ingalls Industries; christened on 20 October 2018; launched on 17 December 2018; and was sponsored by Mrs. Joe [Jill] Biden, the wife of former Vice President of the U.S. Joe Biden.

Detailed history pending.

Robert J. Cressman and Mark L. Evans
18 December 2018

Published: Tue Dec 18 11:52:15 EST 2018