Jan 22, 2019
Debra Smith & Steve Martin
USS Vermont (SSN 792)

Vermont will be a Virginia-class submarine, commemorating the history between the U.S. state of Vermont and the United States Navy. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced its name on September 18, 2014.[5] The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat the contract to construct ten Block IV Virginia-class submarines for $17.6 billion on April 28, 2014. Construction on Vermont commenced in May 2014 with the tenth ship scheduled for delivery in 2023.[3] On October 20, 2018, Vermont was christened with a bottle of Vermont sparkling apple wine during a ceremony held at the Electric Boat facility in Groton, Connecticut.[6] Former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy Gloria Valdez served as the ship's sponsor. Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont, and United States Congressman Peter Welch were on hand for the occasion.[7]