Massachusetts Keel Laying Ceremony

Dec 11, 2020

Massachusetts Keel Laying Ceremony
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The initials of Virginia-class submarine Massachusetts (SSN 798) Sheryl Sandberg were displayed at the ship’s keel authentication ceremony. Sandberg (center left) delivered pre-recorded remarks during the event, which marks the ceremonial start of construction. Present was Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin (left); Cmdr. Erik Lundberg, commanding officer of the pre-commissioning unit (center) and welder Ronnie Payne. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII