COLORADO’S bow hull section was spotted in New York’s East River en route to Groton as reported in the New York Post. With a decidedly New York focus they mentioned that the submarine will not be based in New York! The forward hull section is built by Newport News in Virginia and shipped to Electric Boat in Groton for final assembly. Here are some pictures that they published:
Earlier this year the stern hull section arrived in Groton from Electric Boat’s Quonset Point Facility.
The Virginia Class SSNs are built in a teaming arrangement between Newport News and Electric Boat. Each builds certain hull sections and ships them to the final assembly shipyard, alternating between the two companies.