Groton, Conn., is the Submarine Capital of the World, and for those visiting, living or working in the area, you can understand why—especially if you’ve caught a glimpse of an Electric Boat submarine cruising down the Thames River. Most recently, this was SSN 795 Hyman G. Rickover, heading out for the first time to embark on sea trials.
PCU Iowa (SSN 797), the 24th submarine of the Virginia class, recently rolled out of General Dynamics Electric Boat’s assembly building in Groton, CT. Following the roll-out, PCU Iowa made her way to the graving dock, which was filled with water to result in the milestone of float-off.
General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) held a keel laying ceremony for the future Virginia-class submarine Tang (SSN 805) on August 17, 2023. The keel-laying is a ceremonial event in which the initials of the ship's sponsor are welded onto a plate to be permanently mounted in a place of honor on the completed vessel, marking a milestone in the construction of a ship.
General Dynamics Electric Boat recently launched its first-ever High School MDA Design Co-op, where students are offered the opportunity to work in conjunction with earning school credit.
Electric Boat's Workforce Development team, in partnership with the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA), recently launched the first cohort of “Boat for Next Gen” with Central High School located in Providence, RI.
The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) STEM Conference is held annually to recognize the contributions of individuals who are developing innovation and blazing the trail in their professional careers related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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