NJ’s New Submarine Has Finally Hit the Water
You're familiar with the battleship that sits on the Camden waterfront, right?
While that's a big wartime ship that New Jersey is proud to have, it's time to celebrate a brand new vessel that's finally been completed.
The new vessel isn't a giant battleship like Battleship New Jersey, though. This is a submarine.
Built in Virginia, it's officially the new USS New Jersey.
The USS New Jersey was first talked about back in 1998. That's when the plan to construct a bunch of new wartime vessels, 23 to be exact, was initially hatched.
The public first learned about the submarine back in 2015.
It was then revealed that Newport News Shipbuilding would soon be hard at work on the 377 feet long, nuclear-powered vessel that would eventually take the New Jersey name at a cost of $3 billion.
The sub was christened back in November of 2021 and we finally got a glimpse of what she looks like in the water. Take a look: