USS South Dakota (SSN-790) Patch – Plastic Backing
This is a 4″ with plastic backing patch of the USS South Dakota (SSN-790).
USS South Dakota (SSN-790), is a nuclear powered Virginia-class submarine in service with the United States Navy. The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia on 22 December 2008. This boat is the seventh of the Block III submarines which will feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio-class SSGNs.
The keel laying ceremony took place on 4 April 2016. The boat’s sponsor is Deanie Dempsey, wife of General Martin Dempsey, US Army (retired). Her christening ceremony took place on 14 October 2017 in Groton, Connecticut. Named for the state of South Dakota, she is the third navy vessel to carry the name, the previous ships being South Dakota (ACR-9) (name later changed to Huron), followed by South Dakota (BB-57).