USS JOHN WARNER SSN 785 Virginia Class Nuclear Powered Submarine Military Patch Ver A


SIZE:  4 1/2" Round

John Warner (SSN-785) will be a Virginia-class submarine. She will be the first in the class to be named after a person; the previous 11 were named after states. John Warner was originally to be built by the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut. Recent announcement "John Warner (SSN 785).  by Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding anticipates keel laying in 2013 in Newport News, Virginia and delivery scheduled in 2015. This ship is the second of the Block III subs, which will have a revised bow and some technology from Ohio-class cruise missile submarines. Her name was announced on January 8, 2009,five days after John Warner, a Republican from Virginia, retired after serving 30 years as a United States Senator. John Warner is one of a few U.S. Navy vessels to be named for a living person and only the fourth American nuclear-powered submarine with this distinction. The previous three are USS Hyman G Rickover (SSN 709), USS Henry M Jackson (SSBN 730), and USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23). Construction began on April 29, 2009 with the keel laying ceremony being held on March 16, 2013. In March 2013, the submarine was reportedly about 59% complete.  





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