USS Delaware (SSN 791) Commissioning Publication (Online Digital Flipbook)
The U.S. Navy has commissioned the USS Delaware (SSN 791), its 18th Virginia-class submarine.
Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was cancelled due to public health safety and restrictions of large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned USS Delaware administratively and transitioned the ship to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity...
READ ARTICLE Submarine Development: A Survey of Submarine Visionaries and Pioneering Boats
The historical record is awash with examples of early peoples seeking to explore the underwater world. In a section of the ancient Greek text Problemata, which may or may not have been written by Aristotle around 360 B.C., the author hypothesizes the use of a kind of diving bell, an inverted “kettle” filled with air...
Submarines at War: From the Turtle to U-boats, Nuclear Submarines, and Unmanned Systems
For centuries, a nation’s maritime might was defined by its surface navy, with the battleship being the epitome of gunship supremacy. The battleship’s surface suzerainty ended in the 20th century, supplanted in the air by aircraft carriers and underwater by submarines.
The submarine’s potential as a weapon of war was first demonstrated during the American...
READ ARTICLE Virginia-Class Submarines: Getting More Capability to the Fleet Faster
As the U.S. Navy embarks on an ambitious effort to grow the size and capability of its fleet, the Virginia-class attack submarines (SSNs) continue to be a critical element in the fleet of today and into the future.
Submarines are a worldwide concern to the U.S. Navy and its allies and partners. According to...
Namesakes: Six USS Delawares in Naval History
The first USS Delaware was launched in July 1776, the month the fledgling United States declared its independence from Great Britain. Delaware was a 24-gun sailing frigate, and her career in the U.S. Navy was eventful and short. In September 1777, Delaware and several other ships bombarded British shore fortifications being erected after the...
READ ARTICLE USS Delaware Student Art Competition
Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education, students from around the state shared their vision of the USS Delaware through art. More than 40 submissions were received, and these winning pieces of artwork were chosen from students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
USS Delaware Student Art Competition
First place was awarded to...