USS NEW JERSEY SSN 796
The New Jersey (SSN 796) is the 23rd Virginia-class attack submarine and the third United States Navy ship named for the State of New Jersey. Construction began in March 2016.
March 25, 2019 The keel was laid down for the future USS New Jersey during a ceremony at at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia.
August 20, 2021 Cmdr. Carlos A. Otero relieved Cmdr. Joseph M. Spinks as CO of the SSN 796 during a change-of-command ceremony at Submarine Learning Facility Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.
November 13, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Jersey was christened during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Newport News shipyard. Ms. Susan DiMarco Johnson, the wife of former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, served as sponsor of the ship.
March ?, 2022 The New Jersey was moved from the Module Outfitting Facility (MOF) Bay #4W to a floating dry-dock on Newport News shipyard; Launched on April 2?.