New Submarine Will be Named Delaware - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

New Submarine Will be Named Delaware

Posted:

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The U.S Navy is putting Delaware's name on new submarine.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday that a Virginia-class, fast-attack nuclear submarine will be named USS Delaware.

Vice President and former Delaware senator Joe Biden was on hand for the announcement, along with his wife, Jill, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, and Delaware Lt. Gov. Matt Denn.

The submarine will be the first Navy vessel to carry Delaware's name in almost 90 years.

The last ship to bear Delaware's name was a steam-powered battleship that was decommissioned in 1923. It is 1 of 7 Navy ships that have been named for Delaware, dating back to the days of wooden sailing vessels.

The new submarine, which will be built starting next year, is expected to enter service in 2018.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dover Man Goes to Prison on Child Sex Charges

    Dover Man Sentenced for Child Sex Charges

    08/18/2017 15:16:00 -04:002017-08-18 19:16:00 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-08-18 19:22:31 GMT
    DOVER, Del.- A Dover man has been sentenced for sexually abusing a child who was in his care.Micah Smith, 41, was convicted by a jury in May of continuous sexual abuse of a child, sexual abuse of a child by a person in a position of trust, authority or sMore
    A Dover, Del. man has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for sexually abusing a child who was in his care.More
  • 7 Rescued After Boat Catches Fire off OC Coast

    7 Rescued After Boat Catches Fire off OC Coast

    08/18/2017 14:47:00 -04:002017-08-18 18:47:00 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:53:31 GMT
    Friday morning's boat fire nearly 14 miles off the Ocean City coast. (Photo credit: Coast Guard Station - Ocean City)Friday morning's boat fire nearly 14 miles off the Ocean City coast. (Photo credit: Coast Guard Station - Ocean City)
    The Coast Guard on Friday morning rescued seven people after the 35-foot boat they were on caught fire nearly 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City.More
    The Coast Guard on Friday morning rescued seven people after the 35-foot boat they were on caught fire nearly 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City.More
  • Photographers, Experts Say it's OK to Shoot Solar Eclipse with Smartphones

    Photographers, Experts Say It's OK to Shoot Solar Eclipse with Smartphones

    Friday, August 18 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:53:15 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-08-18 18:53:15 GMT
    Amid the debate over whether or not shooting the solar eclipse with a smartphone will cause damage to the device, photographers and experts say most cell phones do not capture enough light to do any damage.More
    Amid the debate over whether or not shooting the solar eclipse with a smartphone will cause damage to the device, photographers and experts say most cellphones do not capture enough light to do any damage.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two Wanted for Burglary, Theft in Delaware

    Two Wanted for Burglary, Theft in Delaware

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:42:38 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:42:38 GMT
    Delaware State Police are asking for assistance in locating two people wanted for multiple counts of burglary and theft.More
    Delaware State Police are asking for assistance in locating two people wanted for multiple counts of burglary and theft.More
  • Receptionist

    Receptionist

    WBOC & FOX21 has an immediate opening for a receptionist. 

    More

    WBOC & FOX21 has an immediate opening for a receptionist. 

    More
  • UD Coaches Claim Age, Sexual Orientation Led to Firings

    UD Coaches Claim Age, Sexual Orientation Led to Firings

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:42:00 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 7:42 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:42:00 GMT
    (Photo by Flickr user U.S. Army RDECOM, used under a Creative Commons license)(Photo by Flickr user U.S. Army RDECOM, used under a Creative Commons license)
    Two former volleyball coaches are suing the University of Delaware, claiming they were fired based on their age, sexual orientation and marital status.More
    Two former volleyball coaches are suing the University of Delaware, claiming they were fired based on their age, sexual orientation and marital status.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices