Electric Boat christens second submarine named for ‘Father of the Nuclear Navy’ Hyman G. Rickover

2 Aug 2021

Maritime Industry, defense

Electric Boat on Saturday morning christened the Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), marking the first submarine christening since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the second submarine to be named after the man known as the "father of the nuclear Navy."

"OK, is she not big and beautiful?" Darleen Greenert, sponsor of the submarine, asked the crowd in a spirited start to remarks largely focused on the role of submariners' families. Greenert served in the Navy for 42 years and is the wife of Adm. Jonathan Greenert, former chief of naval operations.

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