Difficult to believe that the USS Colorado Keel Laying Ceremony took place seven years ago today!
The Keel Laying Ceremony for COLORADO (SSN 788) was held seven years ago on Saturday March 7, 2015 at General Dynamics Electric Boat Quonset facility in North Kingston, RI. A number of speakers paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of the shipbuilders of Electric Boat and Newport News as well as the officers and crew of COLORADO.
The ceremony took place next to sections of the SSN 791 DELAWARE and SSN 790 SOUTH DAKOTA. The backdrop for the ceremony was section 8-9 (pictured above). This 100-foot, 1,600-ton module will contains COLORADO’s engine room. Later transported to the Groton shipyard, it was joined with three other hull sections to form the COLORADO.