14TH CLASS SSN «VIRGINIA» get the name USS WASHINGTON

 14TH CLASS SSN

February 7 in Seattle during a ceremony here minister ship of the U.S. Navy Ray Meybus (Ray Mabus) announced that the nuclear submarine SSN-787 class «Virginia» will receive the title of USS Washington.
 
Currently, USS Washington (SSN-787) is under construction in Newport News (Virginia,).
 
«Until the beginning of the 20th century no ship was named in honor of the state,» said Meybus. «In our fleet was not» Washington «from the time when, after the second World War was decommissioned battleship USS Washington. I’m very happy to correct this situation. «
 
«This is the status of the fleet, the fleet status tradition,» said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (Jay Inslee). «I wish to thank the U.S. Navy and their management for trusted tremendous partnership with the state of Washington.»
 
Construction USS Washington (SSN-787), launched in 2011, the transfer of the fleet is scheduled in 2016.
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