USS DELAWARE
SSN 791
  
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The Delaware (SSN 791) is the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine and the seventh United States Navy ship named for the State of Delaware. The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding on Dec. 22, 2008 and construction began in September 2013.

April 30, 2016 The keel was laid down for the future USS Delaware during a ceremony at Newport News shipyard.

October 20, 2018 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Delaware was christened during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. Dr. Jill T. Biden, the former second lady of the United States, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Brian P. Hogan is the prospective commanding officer.