What were you doing eight years ago today? Many of us were attending the Keel Laying Ceremony for the USS Colorado!
The Keel Laying Ceremony for COLORADO (SSN 788) was held 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). This 100-foot, 1,600-ton module would soon contain COLORADO’s engine room. Later transported to the Groton shipyard, it was joined with three other hull sections to form the COLORADO.