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    Tuesday, July 23, 2024

    Electric Boat christens Virginia-class submarine Hyman G. Rickover

    Sarah Greenert McNichol, daughter of ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, back, smashes a bottle of champagne to christen the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) as EB President Kevin Graney, right, and Navy Adm. James F. Caldwell, back right, look on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Greenert served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years as a naval officer, a volunteer, and a military spouse; her husband Jonathan Greenert is a former Chief of Naval Operations. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)Commanding Officer þÄì Cmdr. T.J. NiebelExecutive Officer þÄì Lt. Cmdr. Jacob MontoyaChief of the Boat þÄì FTCS Brad Taylor
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    Electric Boat christens Virginia-class submarine Hyman G. Rickover Saturday in Groton.

    Guests arrive for the christening ceremonies for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) form up for the christening ceremony for their boat inside the main construction building Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Guests view the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) prior to the christening ceremony Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) march in for the christening ceremony for their boat Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Darlene Greenert, a navy veteran and wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, is the shipþÄôs sponsor. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, left, presents one rose back to Flower Girls Mya Rae Marsiglio, altering being presented with a bouquet of roses at the opening of the christening ceremonies for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Marsiglio is the granddaughter of a long-time EB employee. Greenert served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years as a naval officer, a volunteer, and a military spouse; her husband Jonathan Greenert is a former Chief of Naval Operations. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Electric Boat employee Scott Lacaillade sings the national anthem at the opening of the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) stands at attention during the national anthem during the christening ceremony for their boat Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Darlene Greenert, a navy veteran and wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, is the shipþÄôs sponsor. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Jennifer Boykin, President of Newport News Shipbuilding, turns to acknowledge ship sponsor Darleen Greenert during the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Greenert served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years as a naval officer, a volunteer, and a military spouse; her husband Jonathan Greenert is a former Chief of Naval Operations. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    At the behest of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal veterans raise their hands to be recognized during christening ceremonies for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Retired Adm. and former Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert, husband of ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, listens to the program at the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Darlene Greenert served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years as a naval officer, a volunteer, and a military spouse. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)Commanding Officer þÄì Cmdr. T.J. NiebelExecutive Officer þÄì Lt. Cmdr. Jacob MontoyaChief of the Boat þÄì FTCS Brad Taylor
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    Ship sponsor Darleen Greenert offers her blessing before handing off the bottle of champagne to her daughter, and ship Maid of Honor, Sarah Greenert McNichol, to christen the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Darlene Greenert served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years as a naval officer, a volunteer, and a military spouse; her husband Jonathan Greenert is a former Chief of Naval Operations. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    General Dynamics Electric Boat President Kevin Graney, second from right, and Adm. James F. Caldwell,, Jr., right, offer pointers to Sarah Greenert McNichol, daughter of ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, left, on smashing the bottle of champagne to christen the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) after her fist two attempts missed Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Sarah Greenert McNichol, daughter of ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, smashes a bottle of champagne to christen the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., Greenert served in the U.S. Navy for 42 years as a naval officer, a volunteer, and a military spouse; her husband Jonathan Greenert is a former Chief of Naval Operations. The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    The crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) watch as Sarah Greenert McNichol, daughter of ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, smashes a bottle of champagne to christen the boat Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Sarah Greenert McNichol, daughter of ship sponsor Darleen Greenert, obscured, celebrates after smashing the bottle of champagne to christen the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) as General Dynamics Electric Boat President Kevin Graney, front right, and Adm. James F. Caldwell, Jr., applaud Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Family members come forward to greet the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) at the conclusion of the christening ceremony Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Employees look down from atop the hull of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) at the conclusion of the christening ceremony Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Family members come forward to greet the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) at the conclusion of the christening ceremony Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Guests take pictures in the shadow of the stern of the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) following christening ceremonies Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Guests make their way down Eastern Point Road after attending the christening ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) Saturday, July 31, 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., The Rickover, named for the "father of the nuclear navy", is the 22nd vessel in the Virginia-class. The Rickover will be commissioned into service in 2022. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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