Future USS Washington delivered to Navy

160305-N-AC887-006 NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (March. 5, 2016) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus looks on as Elisabeth Mabus, his daughter and ship's sponsor, christens the Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787) in Newport News, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Sam Shavers/Released)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – The Navy has accepted the future USS Washington from Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding on Friday.

Washington is the 14th submarine of the Virginia-class and the 7th to be delivered by HIII-NNS.

Washington will be the third U.S. Navy ship, and first submarine, to be commissioned with a name honoring the State of Washington.

Construction on Washington began in September 2011 and will be commissioned in Norfolk later this year.