We are excited to be able announce that the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS IDAHO SSN 799, will be formally named and christened on March 16 at General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard at 75 Eastern Point Rd, Groton, Connecticut.
We will have an update in the future as to the start time of the ceremony.
At the event, in a long-standing naval tradition, Ship Sponsor Terry Stackley will christen the submarine in the traditional manner with a bottle. In a uniquely Idahoan twist, rather than breaking a bottle of champagne on the boat's hull, Sponsor Terry Stackley will christen it with a bottle containing water from four of Idaho's lakes, Lake Pend Oreille, Payette Lake, Henrys Lake, and Redfish Lake. This is the first U.S. Navy warship to bear the name USS IDAHO in more than 100 years; the battleship USS IDAHO BB42 was christened in June 1917.
If you would like request a ticket to the Christening from General Dynamics Electric Boat click on this link to take you to the request form:
Please note that tickets to the Christening of USS IDAHO SSN 799 are controlled by and at the discretion of General Dynamics Electric Boat Shipyard. The USS IDAHO Commissioning Committee will do everything it can do to advocate on your behalf but we cannot make any guarantees, implied or otherwise, as to whether you will be offered and/or receive a ticket or the number of tickets you requested from Electric Boat.
USS IDAHO Christening Watch Parties
Gather with your friends, watch a live stream of the christening, and toast to the USS IDAHO SSN 799 with special USS IDAHO commemorative beer, named by our submarine crew, at the locations listed below:
3823 N Garden Center Way
Boise, ID 83703
March 16, 2024
Idaho Brewing Company
775 S Capital Ave.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
March 16, 2024
Additional watch parties are being planned. Please check back for updates!