USS INDIANA SSN 789
The Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class attack submarine and the third United States Navy ship named for the State of Indiana. The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding on December 22, 2008; The ship was named on June 22, 2012 and construction began in September 2012.
May 16, 2015 The keel was laid down for the SSN 789 during a ceremony at Newport News Shipyard.
April 29, 2017 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at the Module Outfitting Facility (MOF) Bay #1E on Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Mrs. Diane Donald, the wife of Adm. Kirkland H. Donald (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Jesse J. Zimbauer is the prospective commanding officer.
June 4, PCU Indiana was launched for the first time into the James River from a floating dry-dock and moored at Newport News shipyard's submarine pier.
May 25, 2018 The Indiana moored at Pier 6 in Newport News Shpyard after a three-day underway for Alpha sea trials; Underway again from May 26- June 2, June 14-17 and June 22.
June 23, PCU Indiana moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, Fla., for a one-day port call; Moored at Trident Wharf again on June 25.
June 25, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding officially delivered the PCU Indiana to U.S. Navy.
August ?, The Indiana moored at Warrior Wharf on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Fla., for routine testing; Entered the TRF's Magnetic Silencing Facility for magnetic treatment (DEPERM) on Aug. ?; Conducted acoustic trials off the coast of Port Everglades, Fla., from Aug. 14-25; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk for personnel transfer on Aug. 28.
August 31, The Virginia-class attack submarine moored at Berth 1, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk for a five-day port call; Brief stop off Naval Station Norfolk on Sept. 10 and 12th; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 from Sept. 16-18; Moored at Trident Wharf in Port Canaveral, for a 10-day port call, on Sept. 21.
September 29, USS Indiana was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony in Port Canaveral, Florida.
October 4, The Indiana moored at Berth 3, Pier 3 on Naval Station Norfolk for a 22-day port call.
October 12, Cmdr. David W. Grogan relieved Cmdr. Jesse J. Zimbauer as CO of the Indiana during a change-of-command ceremony at Eli Hall on Naval Station Norfolk.
October 29, USS Indiana moored at Pier 8N in its homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., for the first time.
November 5, General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp. was awarded $13,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2104) for planning and execution of USS Indiana's Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Work is expected to be completed by April 2019.