Posted by: arbeam | February 8, 2013

Navy connects submarine USS Washington with state

USS Washington Naming

SEATTLE —(AP)  Feb 7, 2013 Navy Secretary Ray Mabus held a vessel naming ceremony with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee in Seattle Thursday to help connect the state with a new attack submarine that bears its name.

USS Washington Naming

The nuclear-powered USS Washington was named last year and is under construction in Newport News, Va. It is expected to join the fleet in 2016. Inslee’s office says it’s the first Navy vessel to carry the state’s name since a World War II battleship. Mabus says Washington has been a great partner with the Navy. Puget Sound is the third-largest fleet center after Norfolk, Va., and San Diego.

Larry Salter Bremerton Navy League Vice President represented the council along with Past Presidents Guy Stitt, Carolyn Dankers, Radm Make Sharp and Alan Beam.

Seattle Times Article

More details on USS Washington

Navy News Article

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