Ship-naming Ceremony: USS Iowa

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015 from 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:Campanile Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
URL:http://www.navy.mil/SECNAV/
Contact:Lt. Eric Durie
Phone:703-697-7491
Channel:Special Events
Categories:Special events
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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will announce the name of the U.S. Navy's next Virginia-class submarine during the ceremony. Also speaking are Gov. Terry Branstad and ISU President Steven Leath.

Virginia-class submarines have enhanced stealth, sophisticated surveillance capabilities and special warfare enhancements that enable them to meet the Navy's multi-mission requirements into the 21st century.

Each Virginia-class submarine is 7,800-tons and 377 feet in length, has a beam of 34 feet, and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged. They are designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the ship, reducing lifecycle costs while increasing underway time.