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SSN 785 - USS John Warner

 
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Type, class: Attack Submarine, nuclear propulsion - SSN; Virginia class (Block III)
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
STATUS:
Awarded: December 22, 2008
Laid down: March 16, 2013
Launched: September 6, 2014
Commissioned: August 1, 2015
IN SERVICE
  
Homeport: Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia
Namesake: John William Warner (1927- ) - former SECNAV and five-term Senator of Virginia
Ships Motto: LEGATI AD DEFENDENDAM LIBERTATEM (ambassadors to defend freedom)
Technical Data: see: INFO > Virginia class Attack Submarine - SSN
 
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Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - June 2017

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commissioning ceremony - Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - August 1, 2015

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commissioning ceremony - Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - August 1, 2015

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sea trials - June 2015 (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via US Navy)

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sea trials - June 2015 (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via US Navy)

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christening ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 6, 2014 (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via US Navy)

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christening ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 6, 2014 (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via US Navy)

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christening ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 6, 2014 (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via US Navy)

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John and his wife Jeanne Warner in front of PCU/USS John Warner at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 6, 2014

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christening preparations at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 2014 (HII photo via US Navy)

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christening preparations at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 2014 (HII photo via US Navy)

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christening preparations at Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 2014 (HII photo via US Navy)

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USS John Warner (SSN 785):

history wanted
 
John William Warner:

John W. Warner (born February 18, 1927) is an American Republican politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia from January 2, 1979, to January 3, 2009. He did not seek reelection in 2008 and has rejoined the law firm of Hogan Lovells, where he worked before joining the United States Department of Defense. Warner was also the sixth husband to actress Elizabeth Taylor, whom he married before being elected to the Senate. He is a veteran of World War II.

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WARNER, John William, a Senator from Virginia; born in Washington, D.C., February 18, 1927; attended schools in Washington, D.C. and Virginia; served in the United States Navy 1944-1946; graduated, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 1949; served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict 1950-1952; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1952-1956; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1953; cattle farmer; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar in 1953 and commenced practice the same year; law clerk, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit 1953-1954; assistant United States attorney 1956-1960; Under Secretary, United States Navy 1969-1972; Secretary, United States Navy 1972-1974; administrator, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration 1974-1976; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1978 for the term commencing January 3, 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor on January 2, 1979, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Scott for the term ending January 3, 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served from January 2, 1979, to January 3, 2009; chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses [September 12, 1995-January 3, 1999]), Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Sixth Congress; One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 20, 2001-June 6, 2001], One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 2008.
(source: US Senate)

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John W. Warner as SECNAV (1972)
 
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during the commissioning of USS Newport News (SSN 750) - 1989
 
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at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - April 2003
 
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at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - October 2004
 
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July 2007
 
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Senator from Virginia (ca. 2008)
 
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keel laying ceremony at
HII Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - March 16, 2013
 
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keel laying ceremony - March 16, 2013
 
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during SSN 785's christening ceremony - September 6, 2014
 
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during SSN 785's commissioning ceremony - August 1, 2015
 
 
 
patches

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