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New U.S. Submarine Christened Illinois

General Dynamics Electric Boat has christened the Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class. The Saturday morning christening ceremony took place at Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard with the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus as the ceremony’s principal speaker. First Lady Michelle Obama is the ship’s sponsor and she christened the ship by breaking a ...

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