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 three-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.
May 18, PCU Washington returned to Newport News shipyard after a three-day underway for Bravo sea trials.
May 26, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding officially delivered the PCU Washington to U.S. Navy.
June 30, The Washington moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 in its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va., for the first time; Underway again from July 6- Aug. ? and Aug. 30- Sept. 5.
September 13, The Virginia-class attack submarine moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk after underway for routine operations; Underway again on Sept. 15; Brief stop off Norfolk for personnel transfer on Sept. 21; Returned home on Sept. 23; Moved to Berth 2, Pier 12 on Oct. ?.
October 7, USS Washington was commissioned during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk.
October 11, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. was awarded a $20,6 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2104) for planning and execution of the Washington's Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to be completed by February 2018.
October ?, SSN 787 moved from Pier 12 to Berth 5, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk; Underway again on Oct. 19.
July 26, 2018 The Washington moved "dead-stick" from Pier 6 on Newport News Shipyard to Berth 2, Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk.
August 1, Capt. Martin J. Muckian relieved Capt. J. Carl Hartsfield as Commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 6 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Washington.
August 3, Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard relieved Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo as Commander, Submarine Forces/Submarine Force Atlantic/Allied Submarine Command during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Washington.
August 6, USS Washington moved "dead-stick" from Pier 12 to Berth 6, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk; Underway for sea trials on Aug. 16; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 3 on Sept. 4; Emergency sortied due to approaching Hurricane Florence on Sept. 10; Returned home on Sept. 17; Underway again on Oct. ?.