Nov 19, 2012 posted by: Mari Lou-WGMD News
The next Virginia-class attack submarine will be named the USS Delaware. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, says the name honors the great contributions and support Delaware has given to the military through the years and pays homage to the state’s naval heritage. Dr. Jill Biden, who is a military mother, will sponsor the USS Delaware, which will be built in Newport News, VA. Delaware’s Congressional Delegation welcomes the announcement – especially 23 year Navy veteran Senator Tom Carper. The last USS Delaware was a coal-burning dreadnought that was decommissioned in 1923.