Foundry Completes First Casting for Final Block V Virginia-Class Submarine

Published August 23, 2022

Shipbuilders in Newport News Shipbuilding’s Foundry recently completed the first casting for the yet-to-be-named SSN 811 – the final boat of Virginia-Class Submarine Program’s Block V.

VCS Program Director Bob Schatzel recognized the Foundry team for the milestone 275-pound pour of the CuNi main ballast tank retainer. SSN 811 will be the 38th Virginia-class submarine.

Pictured from left are welder Jeremy Morrison, inspector Stephanie West, chipper specialist Telly Ralph, Bob Schatzel and molder specialist Mark Bixby.