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NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine, USS John Warner (SSN 785), prepare to man the ship and bring it to life during the commissioning ceremony for the boat at Naval Station Norfolk August 1. John Warner is the U.S. Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Monique Meeks/Released)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine, USS John Warner (SSN 785), prepare to man the ship and bring it to life during the commissioning ceremony for the boat at Naval Station Norfolk August 1. John Warner is the U.S. Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Monique Meeks/Released)

USS John Warner Commissioning Ceremony

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) was commissioned during a ceremony attended by more than 2,500 in its future homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 1, 2015.

Proudly displaying its motto “On a Mission to Defend Freedom,” the ship is the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the Navy’s operating fleet.

The ship’s namesake is John Warner, a five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia who also served as 61st Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974. His wife Jeanne is the ship’s sponsor.

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NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) The Honorable John W. Warner delivers remarks at the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785). John Warner is the U.S. Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine and the first submarine in it’s class to be named after a living person. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel N. Garas)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) The Honorable John W. Warner delivers remarks at the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785). John Warner is the U.S. Navy’s 12th Virginia-class submarine and the first submarine in it’s class to be named after a living person. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel N. Garas)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) – Sailors stand ready to bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony of the USS John Warner (SSN 785), the Navy’s newest fast attack submarine. This is the first Virginia-class submarine to be named after a living person. It’s commissioning makes it the 12 Virginia-class submarine in service for the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey R. Militzer/RELEASED)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) – Sailors stand ready to bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony of the USS John Warner (SSN 785), the Navy’s newest fast attack submarine. This is the first Virginia-class submarine to be named after a living person. It’s commissioning makes it the 12 Virginia-class submarine in service for the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey R. Militzer/RELEASED)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine, USS John Warner (SSN 785), prepare to man the ship and bring it to life during the commissioning ceremony for the boat at Naval Station Norfolk August 1. John Warner is the U.S. Navy's 12th Virginia-class submarine. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Monique Meeks/Released)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine, USS John Warner (SSN 785), prepare to man the ship and bring it to life during the commissioning ceremony for the boat at Naval Station Norfolk August 1. John Warner is the U.S. Navy’s 12th Virginia-class submarine. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Monique Meeks/Released)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) at Naval Station Norfolk. John Warner is the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet and the first Virginia-class attack submarine to be homeported in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Casey Hopkins/Released)
NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 1, 2015) Sailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony for the Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785) at Naval Station Norfolk. John Warner is the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet and the first Virginia-class attack submarine to be homeported in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Casey Hopkins/Released)

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