The Boat is Now In-Service
New milestone since the boat completed ‘the first meal’ on June 30th, 2023
The official naval register website has changed the PCU NEW JERSEY’s status from new construction to in-service.
What does this mean? The crew can now officially live aboard the submarine, take their meals aboard, and see their compensation altered to match this new status.
- They received certification to cook meals on the boat.
- They received certification to live on the boat.
- They received certification to handle their own security.
Press Release from the shipyard: HII Celebrates First Meal Aboard Virginia-Class Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) – HII