USS WASHINGTON SSN 787
The Washington (SSN 787) is the 14th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third United States Navy ship named for the State of Washington. The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding on December 22, 2008; Construction began on September 2, 2011 and the ship was named on April 13, 2012.
November 22, 2014 The keel was laid down for the PCU Washington during a ceremony at Newport News shipyard.
March 5, 2016 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Washington was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of the Honorable Raymond E. Mabus, Jr., (SECNAV), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Jason J. Schneider is the prospective commanding officer.
March 1?, SSN 787 was launched for the first time into the James River from a floating dry-dock and moored at Newport News shipyard's submarine pier.
April 2, 2017 PCU Washington returned to Newport News shipyard after a two-day underway for Alpha sea trials.
April 14, Cmdr. Gabriel B. Cavazos relieved Capt. Jason J. Schneider as CO of the Washington during a change-of-command ceremony at Vista Point Club on Naval Station Norfolk, Va.