Jersey Proud: Submarine USS New Jersey a step closer to becoming reality
The pride of New Jersey in the Navy is a step closer now to reality.
The Navy's newest submarine, the U.S.S. New Jersey is now in the water.
Time lapse video from Virginia captures how the sub was built.
Crews rolled it out into a dry dock and then flooded it, making it the first time the sub was in the water.
A number of checks will be performed before the U.S.S. New Jersey goes out to sea.
Huntington Ingalls, the ship builder, says the sub is now 92% complete.
It's next to a pier undergoing a number of inspections that will continue through the summer.
The sub will undergo sea trials later this year, and it will be turned over to the Navy for active service.
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