Navy Announces Commissioning of Submarine Hawaii


Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Newsstand:
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy’s newest attack submarine Hawaii will be commissioned Saturday, May 5, during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony in Groton, Conn.

The third submarine of the Virginia class, SSN 776 will bear the name Hawaii to recognize the tremendous support the Navy has enjoyed from the people of the Aloha State and in honor of the rich heritage of submarines in the Pacific theater.

Adm. Gary Roughead, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is the sponsor of Hawaii, the state’s namesake submarine. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Lingle gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!”￾
Story at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=29208

NVR Entry at http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/SSN776.htm
 
Dec 2, 2000
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483
Easley South Carolina
From The Navy Newsstand:

Navy Commissions USS Hawaii
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Story Number: NNS070505-04
Release Date: 5/5/2007 9:40:00 PM



By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Ira J. Elinson, Naval Submarine Base New London Public Affairs

GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Under clear blue New England skies, the Navy’s newest attack submarine, USS Hawaii (SSN 776) was commissioned May 5 on the Thames River at Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton, Conn.

The ceremony, complete with hula dancers, war canoes, and leis, brought North Shore flavor to the shores of New England. Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, sponsor of Hawaii, spoke the words that the Navy, and especially the crew, had waited to hear since its christening in June 2006. In a time-honored Navy tradition, Lingle directed, “Man our ship and bring her to life!”￾
Story at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=29224
 

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