Construction Milestones


August 9
Pressure Hull Complete


April 29


Crew Moves Aboard / First Meal

Construction Progress

Indiana is around 90 percent complete and is on track to complete in summer 2017.

90% Complete

The 4,000 Newport News Shipbuilders (NNS) working on Indiana (SSN 789) include engineers, riggers, welders, coatings specialists, electricians, and many other trades and professions. Working in partnership with General Dynamics Electric Boat, NNS is responsible for building the ship's bow and stern sections, as well as the Auxiliary Machinery Room (AMR) and the habitability and weapons modules.


Sheet metal worker Ricky Campbell clamps a charcoal filter in place as crane operator Lafayette Roberson in orange hardhat fites the filter  to the fan room for the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789).
Newport News Shipbuilding inspector Larry Kellum checks dimensions on the submarine Indiana (SSN 789) at Newport News Shipbuilding in 2014.

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