The nuclear submarine currently under construction – based on current ship building schedules, PCU MASSACHUSETTS (SSN 798) is scheduled for commissioning in 2025. Per Navy regulations and policy, the Secretary of the Navy has sole authority to approve the site and date of the commissioning of a U.S. Navy ship. The Secretary of the Navy has not yet selected the location and commissioning date for USS MASSACHUSETTS. Our group’s goal is to host the commissioning ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts as recognition of the ship, its crew, and the long maritime tradition of the Commonwealth.
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The Foundation provides support to Sailors and their Families serving in the submarine USS Massachusetts. With your support, we provide direct support to the Sailors and their Families in certain times of need, and sustain their connection to the State through visits, and community events. Your donations further help provide scholarships for the Sailors and
The USS MASSACHUSETTS (SSN 798) Commissioning Committee is a non-profit public charity organized under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) and is working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Bay Council of the Navy League and the Battleship Cove Foundation in Fall River. While the U.S. Navy funds the actual formal ceremony, planning for the other events as part of the commissioning celebration is the responsibility of the Commissioning Committee from the host community and is funded through charitable donations from corporations that contributed toward the construction of the ship as well as members of the host city.
The commissioning ceremony is a time-honored event in the life of every U.S. Navy ship. Dignitaries, honored guests, and the general public are invited to a ceremony steeped in tradition in which the vessel becomes a United States Ship and its Commanding Officer and crew formally come aboard and bring the ship to life.
USS MASSACHUSETTS (SSN 798) is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding in Norfolk, Virginia and is tentatively scheduled to be commissioned in 2023.
About USS MASSACHUSETTS (SSN 798)
USS MASSACHUSETTS (SSN 798) is under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding in Norfolk, Virginia and is tentatively scheduled to be commissioned in 2025.
The Virginia-class attack submarine MINNESOTA (SSN 783) is under construction at Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding/Released)
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