U.S. Navy to christen newest Virginia-class submarine
The USS Indiana will be the third vessel to carry the name after its christening April 29 in Virginia.
By Stephen Carlson | April 28, 2017 at 1:47 PM
April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy will christen its latest submarine of the Virginia-class, the USS Indiana, on April 29 in Virginia, the Department of Defense announced this week.
Vice-President Mike Pence will give a ceremonial address and Diane Donald, the wife of former director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, retired Admiral Kirkland Donald, will serve as its sponsor during the christening at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Va.
"The christening of the future USS Indiana brings this technological marvel one step closer to joining the world's preeminent submarine force," Sean Stackley, acting secretary of the Navy, said in a press release.
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