General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) rolled out the U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), at its facility in Groton, Connecticut on April 10. Oregon will be a Virginia-class submarine, commemorating the history between the U.S. state of Oregon and the United States Navy. Transfer cars started rolling precisely on schedule at 7:00 am with the boat out of the 260 building by about 10 p.m. Friday night. The submarine is now on the pontoon and the team is making arrangements to lower the pontoon later today.
Oregon’s keel was laid down on 8 July 2017, in a ceremony held at the Quonset Point Facility of General Dynamics Electric Boat in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, with sponsor Mrs. Dana L. Richardson, wife of the Chief of Naval Operations, ADM John Richardson, in attendance. On 5 October 2019, Mrs Richardson christened Oregon at Electric Boat hall in Groton, Connecticut. The submarine Oregon is the 20th ship of the Virginia Class. A contract modification for Oregon SSN-793, Montana SSN-794, and Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) was initially awarded to General Dynamics Electric Boat for $594.7 million in April 2012.
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat the contract to construct 10 Block IV Virginia-class submarines for $17.6 billion on 28 April 2014. Vermont commenced in May 2014 with the tenth ship scheduled for delivery in 2023.The Virginia class, also known as the SSN-774 class, is a class of nuclear-powered cruise missile fast-attack submarines, currently in the military service in the United States Navy. Designed by the General Dynamics’s Electric Boat (EB) and the Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Virginia-class submarines are the American Navy’s latest undersea warfare platform which incorporates the latest in stealth, intelligence gathering and weapons systems technology.