Delivered to the U.S. Navy
On June 6, Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) delivered Minnesota (SSN 783) to the U.S. Navy on budget and nearly 11 months ahead of schedule. The submarine is the fifth Virginia-class submarine to be delivered by NNS. Minnesota (SSN 783) will be the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the 32nd state. Minnesota's commissioning is scheduled for September 7, 2013.
Minnesota (SSN 783) is the 10th of the Virginia-class submarines, which are being built under a special teaming agreement between NNS and General Dynamics Electric Boat. Read more about building Minnesota.