President of the United States Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday, attend the USS Delaware (SSN 791) commissioning (U.S. Navy photo byT. Logan Keown/Released)

SECNAV attends USS Delaware Commissioning Ceremony

John Konrad
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May 9, 2022


commemoration ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware, April 2, 2022. The submarine participated in a week-long commemoration of events in honor of the boat’s commissioning ceremony that took place administratively in April 2020 due to COVID restrictions at the time. Delaware, the seventh U.S Navy ship and first submarine named after the first U.S. state of Delaware, is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of special operations forces, strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and mine warfare.


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