Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that the Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) was launched into the James River at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Indiana was moved out of a construction facility into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system.
The floating dry dock was submerged, and the submarine was launched into the James River. The approximately 7,800-ton submarine was moved to the shipyard's submarine pier, where final outfitting, testing and crew certification will take place. (Source: Huntington Ingalls Industries, 9-Jun-2017)