Indiana was admitted to the Union as the 19th state on 11 December 1816, and derives its name from its original habitation by American Indians.
(SSN-789: displacement 7,800; length 377'; beam 33'; draft 32'; speed 30 knots; complement 132; armament Mk 48 Advanced Capability upgrade torpedoes, Tomahawk cruise missiles)
The Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., which partnered with Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics, Groton, Conn., a contract to build SSN-789 on 22 December 2008. Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr., hosted Indiana’s naming ceremony at Indianapolis, Ind., on 22 June 2012; she was laid down on 16 May 2015; sponsored by Mrs. Diane Donald, wife of Adm. Kirkland H. Donald (Ret.), Director Naval Nuclear Propulsion; was christened on 29 April 2017; completed her initial sea trials -- known as alpha trials -- on 25 May 2018; and was delivered on 25 June 2018.
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
25 June 2018