Delaware (SSN 791) Keel Laying Ceremony

Apr 30, 2016

Delaware (SSN 791) Keel Laying Ceremony
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Antuan Barnes, a Newport News Shipbuilding senior reproduction clerk, sings the national anthem during the keel-laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791). The keel laying signifies the ceremonial start of construction. Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, serves as the ship’s sponsor. Photo by Ricky Thompson/HII