GROTON, Conn., March 19, 2018 —The USS Colorado, commissioned here March 17, is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state. The submarine was brought to life by her sponsor, Annie Maybus Mabus, daughter of former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
"To the crew of USS Colorado, this is your day" she said, addressing the crowd and ship's company during the ceremony. "The commissioning crew truly does bring life to the boat. The pride I feel for the crew of this boat knows no bounds."
As the most modern and sophisticated attack submarine in the world, the USS Colorado can operate in both littoral and deep ocean environments and presents combatant commanders with a broad and unique range of operational capabilities.