Submarines in high demand, officials say, as USS Colorado is commissioned

19 Mar 2018

The Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado (SSN 788), was commissioned in a ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base on Saturday, at a time when these warships are in high demand.

The crew has worked to get themselves and the boat seaworthy, "and the labor of your efforts is largely unseen," said ship sponsor Annie Mabus, daughter of former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. She was seated in the front row for the ceremony. The crew has spent three of the past four months underway, she said, to prepare for "the unknown that awaits her and you at sea."

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