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Indiana III (SSN-789)

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

Published: Mon Jun 25 15:58:52 EDT 2018