Navy's newest nuclear sub officially dubbed 'USS Washington'

SEATTLE -- The Navy's newest nuclear submarine now bears the name of our state.

Governor Jay Inslee was joined by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at Thursday's naming ceremony for the USS Washington.

Construction on the sub is currently under way in Virginia.

This is the second Navy vessel to be named not after George Washington, but after the state.

The nuclear-powered submarine is 377 feet long and carries cruise missiles.