Navy to Commission USS Indiana

Posted: Updated:
The USS Indiana was christened in April 2017. The USS Indiana was christened in April 2017.

The U.S. Navy will Saturday commission its newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the USS Indiana. The submarine, which the Navy says is the "most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world," is the first to be commissioned with the name "Indiana."

Work on the USS Indiana began in 2015, and the sub was christened in April 2017. The vessel is 337 feet long, 34 feet wide and weighs approximately 7,800 tons submerged. The Navy says it can travel at a speed of more than 25 knots when submerged. 

Saturday's ceremony to commission the new USS Indiana will feature a keynote address from Congressman Jim Banks (R-03) of Indiana. Governor Eric Holcomb will also speak at the event.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. in Port Canaveral, Florida. 

While the submarine is the first of its kind to have the name "Indiana" attached to it, its the third Navy vessel to bear the name, the first two being heavy battleships. The first USS Indiana served from 1895 to 1903 and the second was commissioned in 1941 and decommissioned in 1947.

You can learn more about the new USS Indiana submarine by clicking here.

  • Perspectives

    • Want to Build a Culture of Experimentation? Embrace Failure First

      Failure. It’s not something all business leaders are comfortable embracing, yet it’s integral to success. That’s because failure signals attempt - and without those undertakings, none of the world’s greatest inventions would have ever come to fruition. So when company leaders decide they want to cultivate a culture of experimentation within their company, it’s important they understand the value of embracing failure. It’s not only a great way to...



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Indy Airport to Introduce New Airline

      Indianapolis International Airport will today host an event to welcome a new airline. Airport officials say the provider will add more routes to IND's growing roster of options. Earlier this month, the airport reported record-breaking traffic in the third quarter. IND said the more than 2.4 million passengers that passed through the airport in the third quarter of 2018 marked an 8 percent year-to-date increase over last year and the best third quarter in the facility's history.

    • IND Adds New Airline, Nonstop Routes

      A Florida-based airline, billing itself as an "ultra low-cost carrier," is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Spirit Airlines Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) will begin daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and Orlando in March, and add summer seasonal nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in May. Vice President For Capacity Planning Mark Kopczak says the airline sees "real potential for growth" in those routes, adding IND has done a good job "selling Indy as a place...

    • National FFA Convention to Stay in Indy

      One of the state's largest conventions will remain in Indianapolis. The National FFA Organization has announced Indy will continue to host the National FFA Convention & Expo through 2031. The announcement comes two months after the organization set a new attendance record at the 2018 convention, which drew 69,944 people. The event had an estimated economic impact of $39.8 million for the city. The organization has previously committed to hold the event...

    • Stellar Communities Winners Unveiled

      Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch has unveiled the two winners of the 2018 Stellar Community designation. The regions selected for the designation will receive state funding to implement the revitalization plans submitted for their communities. This is the first year the designation has been awarded on a regional basis. Each region will receive $4.5 million from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, $2 million from the Indiana Department of Transportation and...

    • Crouch: New 'Stellar' Approach Brings More Collaboration

      Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says the state's new regional approach to the Stellar Communities Designation Program has fostered more collaboration among communities throughout the state. Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced at the beginning of the year the program would go from a single community focus to a regional one. The 2018 winners were unveiled Tuesday with regions in east central and northeast Indiana receiving the designation.