USS Indiana to be commissioned

An artist rendering of the Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana. (U.S. Navy photo illustration)

From Local Sources

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine, USS Indiana, will be commissioned at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 29. It will be the 16th Virginia-class submarine to join the fleet.

Indiana will be the third U.S. Navy ship, and first submarine, to be commissioned bearing the name “Indiana.” Diane Donald, wife of retired Admiral Kirkland H. Donald, is the ship’s sponsor.

Designed to operate in both coastal and deep-ocean environments, Indiana will present leadership with a broad and unique range of capabilities, including anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface ship warfare; strike warfare; special operation forces support; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions.

The Indiana will be the third U.S. Navy ship and the first submarine to be commissioned at the Navy Port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The ceremony will be live-streamed at www.navy.mil/indianacommissioning. To learn more, visit ussindiana.org.




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