The bow unit of Illinois (SSN 786) is moved in this panorama of Newport News Shipbuilding taken June 24, 2014. Photo by Chris Oxley

Guest information

Tickets are required for admittance to the ceremony. Arrival time and parking instructions are printed on each ticket. Continue reading below for additional guest information.

General Information

The christening site is outdoors in an industrial setting. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Cameras are permitted.

No weapons, large bags or backpacks permitted.

Indiana (SSN 789) merchandise will be available for sale at the event site.

The event will be held outdoors rain or shine. In the event that severe weather is forecasted, check this website for updated information.

Travel Accomodations

Hilton Garden Inn Hampton Coliseum Central
1999 Power Plant Pkwy
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 310-6323
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Meet the Shipbuilders

There is no margin for error in building submarines. Each frame and compartment is assembled with the detailed care demanded by a vessel that will dive in excess of 800 feet. Even in a submarine's many tight spaces, the shipbuilders work to the highest standard. The U.S. Navy depends on it.

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