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
On April 14th the dry dock was flooded and the New Jersey entered the water for the first time. Another major milestone in bringing her closer to joining the fleet! Pictures below:
CDR Jared Smith and CDR Carlos Otero will exchange commands this month, with CDR Smith assuming command of the PCU New Jersey, while CDR Otero assumes command of the USS New Mexico (SSN-779). The USS New Mexico is the second Virginia-class submarine in the Block II series and is home Read More
The crew of the NJY intends to maximize its support for Trenton Fleet Week 2-8 May. We look forward to seeing a large portion of the crew attend several events and continue to better get to know its namesake state!
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
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
On August 19th the commissioning committee travelled to Hampton Roads Navy base in Virginia to present Sailor of the Year awards recognizing the outstanding performance of two individuals from the PCU New Jersey
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony today for the Virginia-class attack submarine New Jersey (SSN 796).