Northrop Grumman Newport News hosted a keel laying ceremony May 22 for the Virginia-class submarine North Carolina (SSN 777).

Northrop Grumman Newport News hosted a keel laying ceremony May 22 for the Virginia-class submarine North Carolina (SSN 777).
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Northrop Grumman Newport News hosted a keel laying ceremony May 22 for the Virginia-class submarine North Carolina (SSN 777). Pictured from left are Northrop Grumman Newport News welder Stanley Britt; U.S. Navy Admiral and Director of Naval Reactors Frank "Skip" Bowman; the ship's sponsor, Mrs. Linda Bowman ; U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R - N.C.); Northrop Grumman Newport News President Tom Schievelbein; and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Hansford T. Johnson.