General Dynamics Electric Boat delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Oregon (SSN 793) to the U.S. Navy on Feb. 26, 2022. Oregon is the 20th submarine of the Virginia Class, which provides the Navy with the capabilities required to retain undersea dominance well into the 21st century.
"Today is a great day for the Oregon, a great day for the Navy and a great day for Electric Boat," said Pete DiNapoli, ship manager of SSN 793 Oregon at her delivery ceremony on Feb. 28. DiNapoli addressed the shipbuilders of Electric Boat, noting their excellent performance leading up to the significant achievement of delivering EB's latest contribution to national security. "This journey was not easy, and each and every one of you rose up to the challenge and made it look easy. Shipbuilding is a big team sport, and I thank you all for your hard work."
Pictured is DiNapoli (left) handing over the ceremonial ship's key to Cmdr. Lacy Lodmell, Commanding Officer of Oregon, in celebration of her delivery.