- Officer in Charge - Cmdr. John Fancher
Executive Officer - Lt. Cmdr. John Witte
- Upon completion, submarine Minnesota (SSN 783) will be the 10th of a projected 30 Virginia-class submarines. She will be the third U. S. Navy ship named for the state of Minnesota. The contract to build her was awarded to the Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia on Aug. 14, 2003.
Construction of Minnesota began in February 2008. The ship was named on July 15, 2008 and is expected to be delivered in 2014.
The selection of Minnesota, designated SSN 783, honors the state's citizens and their continued support to our nation's military. Minnesota has a long tradition of honoring its veterans of wars past and present. The state is proud to be home to 46 Medal of Honor recipients that span from the Civil War to the Vietnam War.
This will be the third ship to bear the state name. The first USS Minnesota, a sailing steam frigate, was commissioned in 1857 and served during the Civil War, remaining in service until her decommissioning in 1898. The second Minnesota was commissioned in 1907. On December 16, 1907 she departed Hampton Roads as one of the 16 battleships of the Great White Fleet sent by then-President Theodore Roosevelt on a voyage around the world. She continued her service through World War I, and was decommissioned in 1921.
Oct. 27, 2012 - Future USS Minnesota Christened
April 2, 2012 - PCU Minnesota and Deployed Minnesota National Guard Share Banner Exchange
January 6, 2012 - PCU Minnesota Extends Condolences After the Passing of Minnesota's Last WWII MoH Recipient
December 16, 2011 - PCU Minnesota Officially Unveils their New Logo
October 12, 2011 - PCU Minnesota Sailors Conduct Second Namesake Visit
August 8, 2011 Commanding Officer of PCU Minnesota Launches Logo Contest in Namesake State
August 8, 2011 - PCU Minnesota CO Conducts Oath of Enlistment for Eight Minnesota Sailors
July 14, 2011 - PCU Minnesota Crew Meets with Ship's Sponsor, Tours Nation's Capital
May 20, 2011 - Navy Lays Keel for PCU Minnesota
May 20, 2011 - View rebroadcast of Keel Laying Online
July 15, 2008 - Navy Names Two Virginia Class Submarines