USS Colorado Sets Sail



State Senator Larry Crowder

Groton, CT.

The fourth naval vessel to operate under the USS Colorado name, was commissioned as SSN 788 Virginia Class attack submarine on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pier 6 at Groton Naval Yard in Connecticut. 

The 377 foot submarine is capable of gliding 30 MPH at a depth of 800 feet below the surface, carrying a crew of 138 brave sailors. This is the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world. 

Ship’s Crew at Dedication

The Colorado delegation was well represented with Governor Hickenlooper, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, and Cory Gardner and District 35 State Senator Larry Crowder and House Representative Liston present. Senator Gardner gave the key note speech.  

Lt. Michael Nielson of Arvada, CO is an officer on the ship and also designed the crest that puts Colorado’s name and symbol on the ship. This was a very proud day for this state and nation with an estimated 2,000 people in attendance for the official commissioning.  

Senator Larry Crowder
District 35 Southern Colorado


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