USS South Dakota

The United States Navy will christen the fast attack submarine South Dakota this Saturday at 9 AM Central Time in Groton, Connecticut and people here will have the opportunity to watch the event live on the internet via the Electric Boat website.

Commissioning Committee Chair Captain Deb Bodenstedt says along with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and Lt. Governor Matt Michels a Navy veteran who served on the Battleship South Dakota and has roots in our state will also be present at the christening.

Bodenstedt says once fully commissioned the USS South Dakota will add to our nation’s level of military readiness.

The U.S. Navy christening of the USS South Dakota will be streamed live via the Electric Boat website found at beginning at 9 AM Central Time Saturday from Groton,  Connecticut.