At Electric Boat, a family with a shipbuilding legacy

30 Jul 2021

Maritime Industry

In preparation for Saturday’s christening of the submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795), Electric Boat President Kevin Graney sought the names of shipyard workers who had made a significant contribution to the boat’s construction.

The Rixes came to mind: father Forrest, 60, and son Joshua, 22, who both work in the Shipyard Test Organization department, or STO, sometimes virtually shoulder to shoulder.

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