18 I-CLASS VIRGINIA PLA will be named after the state of Delaware

18 I-CLASS VIRGINIA PLA will be named after the state of Delaware

Follow-class nuclear submarine «Virginia» will receive the title of USS Delaware and cross the submarine will be Jill Biden (Jill Biden), report to the U.S. Navy.
 
Navy Secretary Ray Meybus (Ray Mabus) chose the title after the first two centuries of the state and its maritime heritage.
 
«I chose the title of Delaware in honor davneshnih relationship with the Navy and the first state of the country,» the statement said Meybusa. «In the Navy was not very long ship with such a title, and it will remember the submarine crew on future ties closely with the people of the State and many shared values ​​for decades to come.»
 
The submarine will be the seventh ship of the U.S. Navy with the title and the 18th class submarine «Virginia». The boat will be built in accordance with the agreements between the Electric Boat in Groton town and Huntington Ingalls Industries in Virginia, is scheduled for delivery in 2019 by Huntington Ingalls Industries.

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