Maiden homecoming for the USS Delaware
Groton ― Family members greet the USS Delaware (SSN 791) as it returns to homeport at the Naval Submarine Base New London after it’s maiden deployment on Monday, August 14, 2023.
The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime strategy in supporting national security interests and maritime security operations during their six months at sea. SSN 791 was commissioned April 4, 2020 and is the seventh U.S. warship named after the 1st state of Delaware.
Due to COVID -19 restrictions at the time it is the first U.S. Naval warship to be commissioned while submerged. Commanded by Cmdr. Robert Low it has a length of 377 feet with a beam of 34 feet and a crew of more than 134 personnel.