GD delivers sub ahead of schedule

Aug. 29, 2008 at 12:53 PM
Sign up for our Security Newsletter

GROTON, Conn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy says it has received delivery of a new nuclear-powered attack submarine produced by General Dynamics Electric Boat ahead of schedule.

Connecticut-based General Dynamics Electric Boat announced the delivery of the New Hampshire SSN-778 to the Navy eight months ahead of the contractual deadline. The New Hampshire, the newest nuclear-powered attack submarine in the Navy's fleet, took just over five and a half years to construct. Officials say the New Hampshire marks the fifth ship completed in the Virginia class of combatant ships.

"This ship is a tangible reflection of the skill and craft of thousands of industry and shipyard workers," John Casey, General Dynamics Electric Boat president, said in a statement.

"Like the previous ships of the class, New Hampshire has been designed specifically to incorporate emergent technologies that will provide new capabilities to meet new threats."

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines