First Stage of Sea Trials Complete!

The USS NEW JERSEY has successfully completed the first phase of Sea Trials as she prepares to join the fleet later this year.

Congratulations to the command triad and crew of SSN 796! Bravo Zulu!

The USS NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) departs the shipyard at the start of her first voyage to commence Alpha Trials.

A view of the USS NEW JERSEY from astern as she proceeds to start with her first phase of Sea Trials.

A view aft from the sail as the submarine begins Sea Trials.

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 the floating drydock to finish the last remaining jobs before being ready to be lowered and moored next to the pier for the first time later this spring.