United States Navy Christens Its Newest Virginia Class Submarine “USS Iowa”

The Navy has reportedly christened one of the newest Virginia-class, and fast-attack submarines dubbed the USS Iowa (SSN 797). This was done at a General Dynamics Electric Boat ceremony in Connecticut’s Groton.

The sponsor of the submarine, Christie Vilsack, christened the boat by breaking a wine bottle across the bow. Vilsack is one of the Iowa natives who most recently served as the education advisor to the chancellor of Colorado State University.

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Tom, Vilsack’s husband, served two whole terms as the Iowa Governor and is currently serving as Biden’s Ag Secretary, a position he also held at the Obama Administration.

The USS Iowa is the fourth vessel of the U.S. Navy and the first submarine titled in recognition of the state. Virginia-class submarines are constructed specifically to operate in the littoral and deep waters of the world when conducting different missions.

The capabilities permit the submarine to compel to offer regional stability and preservation of future peace when operating wherever international law permits.

References: Des Moines Register, Kwwl, cbs2iowa

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