Reactor Soon To Go Critical For First Time

The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) is preparing to take their nuclear reactor, which will power the ship for its 40 years of service, critical for the first time. This major milestone paves the way for the NEW JERSEY to support the fleet and our nation.  To achieve Read More

Roll Out

At the end of January or early February March or early April, NJ will be moved from its initial assembly building to a floating drydock.  Multiple hydraulic sleds will lift the 7,900 ton vessel and slowly move it a quarter of a mile to the water.  She will stay within Read More

Post Core Hot Operations

The NJY recently completed a major construction milestone of Post Core Hot Operations.  This is a series of tests and operation in the engineering plant following installation of the reactor core. This was the first time in the ship’s life the engineering plant was heated up to operating temperatures.  Testing Read More

USS New Jersey Christening

On a windy but sunny Saturday in Virginia, the USS New Jersey was christened! A major milestone in the life of a US Navy vessel is the christening. In this case it was an opportunity to officially name the USS New Jersey and also recognize and honor the men and Read More