Newport News Authenticates Keel for US Navy Sub Arkansas

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc. HII's (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted a keel authentication ceremony for Virginia-class...

December 5, 2022
2:02 AM

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc. HII's (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted a keel authentication ceremony for Virginia-class submarine Arkansas (SSN 800).The ship's sponsors are the six women of the historic group known as the Little Rock Nine, the first African American students to attend all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas during desegregation. NNS honored all nine members, including the three men, during Saturday's ceremony.The Little Rock Nine made history in 1957 with their response to the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v.