Christening Ceremony

March 5, 2016

Washington (SSN 787), named for the State of Washington, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding March 5, 2016. During the ceremony, Ship's Sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship's bow.

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