US Navy Christens Second Submarine Named For 'Father Of Nuclear Navy' Hyman G. Rickover
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Sun 01st August 2021 | 04:50 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 01st August, 2021) The US Navy christened one of its newest Virginia-class attack submarines, the future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795), during a ceremony at the General Dynamics/Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Connecticut.
According to a video of the Saturday ceremony, released by General Dynamics, it took Sarah Greenert McNichol, the daughter of Darleen Greenert, the submarine's sponsor and a Navy veteran, three attempts to break the sacrificial bottle of champagne against the vessel (a good luck ritual).
According to the US Defense Department, the future USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) is the second nuclear-powered fast attack submarine in recognition of Adm. Rickover, who was known as the "Father of the Nuclear Navy" and served for 63 years on active duty.