California (SSN 781) pressure hull complete

California (SSN 781) pressure hull complete
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Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding sector accomplished the "pressure hull complete" milestone on the Virginia-class submarine California (SSN 781) on May 10. "Pressure hull complete" signifies the hull sections being joined to form a single unit. It is the last major milestone before the ship's christening and launch later this year at the company's Newport News, Va. shipyard.