Navy’s newest attack submarine is christened as crowd of 6,000 looks on

9 Oct 2019

Maritime Industry

The christening of the future Navy attack submarine Oregon drew about 6,000 people Saturday to Electric Boat's shipyard, which is about to undergo a major expansion to accommodate a buildup in submarine construction.

Attendees packed the big green construction bay on the Groton waterfront, where five different submarines are under construction, to watch ship sponsor Dana Richardson crack a bottle of sparkling wine from Dayton, Oregon, chilled in a bucket of water from the state's Crater Lake, across the bow of the submarine.

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