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Robert Dudley

#fbf to when we played for #flotus Michelle Obama. I'll never forget that one. #ussillinois #thanksobama

Fiore Herrera

What an amazing woman!! Her final speech has been so wise,We will miss you ,#MichelleObama! 👏🏼👏🏼🙏💞😍😘. #Repost @michelleobama with @repostapp
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“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸

Organized Mind

Credit to @usnavy : #WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

PFPWW

@Regrann from @michelleobama - “From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸 - #regrann

Historical Warships

Stately Sundays!
— Illinois —
There have been two commissioned warships of the USN to bear the name USS Illinois. However, a further three have carried the name but never sailed.
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The first Illinois was a screw sloop laid down in 1864. The end of the American Civil War halted her construction and she was never completed. Her timbers were broken up on the ways in 1872. She is not shown.
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The second Illinois, shown at top, was a full-scale brick-and-concrete mockup of the Indiana class, built for the Columbian Exposition in Chicago during 1893. She was built on pylons in Lake Michigan and had no propulsion, but she did have functioning wiring, a n operational secondary battery, a full service galley, a crew of 200 and a Navy captain. Her main armament was fake, but she was used as an exhibit throughout the expo and later contemplated for moving and use for the Illinois State Militia as a headquarters. Plans were abandoned and she was demolished. See my full post on her under #fauxship .
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The first commissioned Illinois and the first to have the USS designation was BB-7, lead ship of the Illinois class but the last to be completed. She is shown at middle prior to 1909 based on her pole masts, later changed to cage masts. Illinois commissioned in 1901 and sailed as part of the Great White Fleet in 1907-9. She later served as a training ship on the East Coast during WWI, and joined the NY State Militia afterwards. In 1924 she had a tremendous wooden house built on her and served as an armory until 1941 when she became USS Prairie State (IX-15) and a training school. She served as a barracks ship post-war and was scrapped in 1956. See my full Class Clashes post under #ussillinois and scroll past recent photos.
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The fourth ship named Illinois was BB-65. Originally slated to be the Montana and lead ship of that battleship class, she was redesignated as an Iowa class in 1940 and laid down in 1942. Shifting priorities had her nearly converted to a carrier, but plans were abandoned and construction continued slowly. She was cancelled at 22% complete 11 August 1945, and was kept as a potential target hull until scrapping in 1958.
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Last is SSN-786! ⬇️⬇️

Illinois Sparkling Co.

Turn up the volume to hear the official blast of the sub's horn at the end of the USS ILLINOIS commissioning ceremony. #ussillinois #silentservice #celebration

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#WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

Frank Q

Repost from @usnavy using @RepostRegramApp - #WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

Mark

@Regrann from @usnavy: #WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

Beat Muffler

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#WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

Brian Browne

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#WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

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#WorldSeries fans, who would you want on your #USNavy team: the guided missile submarine #USSOhio #SSGN726 (top photo) or fast-attack submarine #USSIllinois #SSN786 (bottom photo)? Vote by commenting here. ⚾⚓🇺🇸 #Baseball #LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #Sports #SubLife #Submarine @DeptofDefense @MLB @Cubs @Indians

HUBERGHNET

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“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸

PFPWW

@Regrann from @michelleobama - “From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸 - #regrann #michelleobama #illinois #flotus #chicago

Rory Brosius

At the commissioning of the Navy's newest Virginia class submarine, the #ussillinois in Groton, CT this weekend. #latergram

Bruce Rauner

Proud of our state and our service men and women. The #USSIllinois was commissioned this weekend in Connecticut. Last week, I signed a plaque that will be inside the submarine. It contains soil from four different places around #Illinois, so that our #military members will always have a piece of home with them.

Ben Rakers

Had a great weekend in Connecticut attending the commissioning of the newest Virginia Class Submarine, the USS Illinois. •



#ussillinois #groton #submarine #navy #commissioning #usnavy #USN #fairwindsandfollowingseas #sonar #missles #torpedoes

ilovesubmarines

Crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) USS Illinois SSN 786 salute after bringing the ship to life during a rehearsal for the submarine's commissioning ceremony on Oct 29. #ilovesubmarines, #virginiaclass, #pcu, #ussillinois, #ssn786

Rachel Russi

⚓️Touring the newly commissioned USS Illinois!⚓️ #submarine #grotonsubbase #ussillinois #divedivedive #navy

US Embassy in Sweden

#Reposted @michelleobama : “From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸

Beat Muffler

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Let’s welcome the #USNavy’s newest Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine to our fleet. 🇺🇸 This is a photo of, then future, #USSIllinois conducting sea trials on August 1.

Today, #SSN786 was commissioned during a ceremony attended by more than 2,500 at Naval Submarine Base New London in #Groton, Connecticut.
Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built. The Block III submarines are built with new Virginia Payload Tubes designed to lower costs and increase missile-firing payload possibilities.
Illinois is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; delivery of special operations forces; strike warfare; irregular warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and mine warfare.
The submarine is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam, and will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and operate at speeds more than 25 knots submerged. It will operate for over 30 years without ever refueling.

Construction on Illinois began March 2011; the submarine's keel was authenticated during a ceremony on June 2, 2014; and the submarine was christened during a ceremony Oct. 10, 2015.
#LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #SubLife #VirginaClass
@DeptOfDefense

Mentors for Military Podcast

Let's welcome the U.S. Navy's newest Virginia class submarine, USS ILLINOIS (SSN 786), who joined the fleet yesterday; commissioned in Groton, CT! 🇺🇸 #usnavy #ussillinois #mentors4mil #navy #submarine #submarinevoyage #getafterit

Illinois Sparkling Co.

USS ILLINOIS glasses - served w/ our Blend 786 at the commissioning ceremony. #ISC #Blend786 #ussillinois #whatanhonor

Wikked's Zindigo

@Regrann_App from @michelleobama - “From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸 - #regrann

Women's Pre-Law Association

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“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸

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“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸

Blacks In Government, INC.

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“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸

Photo NewsHQ™

“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” – @michelleobama commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces 🇺🇸 #PhotoNewsHq

WTKR News 3

#Repost @usnavy
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Let’s welcome the #USNavy’s newest Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine to our fleet. 🇺🇸 This is a photo of, then future, #USSIllinois conducting sea trials on August 1.

Saturday, #SSN786 was commissioned during a ceremony attended by more than 2,500 at Naval Submarine Base New London in #Groton, Connecticut.
Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built.
The submarine is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam, and will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and operate at speeds more than 25 knots submerged. It will operate for over 30 years without ever refueling.

Construction on Illinois began March 2011; the submarine's keel was authenticated during a ceremony on June 2, 2014; and the submarine was christened during a ceremony on Oct. 10, 2015.

Mari Ana

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“From this voyage until her last, May God Bless and keep this ship and all who serve on her.” –The First Lady earlier today commissioning the @USNavy’s newest submarine, the #USSIllinois. #JoiningForces #America #Merica #FLOTUS #Navy #ArmedForces #Patriotism #MasterChief #NavyChief 🇺🇸

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#Repost @usnavy
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Let’s welcome the #USNavy’s newest Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine to our fleet. 🇺🇸 This is a photo of, then future, #USSIllinois conducting sea trials on August 1.

Today, #SSN786 was commissioned during a ceremony attended by more than 2,500 at Naval Submarine Base New London in #Groton, Connecticut.
Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built. The Block III submarines are built with new Virginia Payload Tubes designed to lower costs and increase missile-firing payload possibilities.
Illinois is a flexible, multi-mission platform designed to carry out the seven core competencies of the submarine force: anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; delivery of special operations forces; strike warfare; irregular warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and mine warfare.
The submarine is 377 feet long, has a 34-foot beam, and will be able to dive to depths greater than 800 feet and operate at speeds more than 25 knots submerged. It will operate for over 30 years without ever refueling.

Construction on Illinois began March 2011; the submarine's keel was authenticated during a ceremony on June 2, 2014; and the submarine was christened during a ceremony Oct. 10, 2015.
#LifeUnderTheSea #Military #NavyLife #PlatformsMatter #SilentService #SubLife #VirginaClass
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