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Established by the Federal Government in 1800, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) launched its first product, the 74-gun warship USS Washington, in 1815.

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KITTERY, Maine (Oct. 25, 2008) The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Honor Guard stands by to present the national colors before the commissioning ceremony of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. More than 3,500 people attended the ceremony held at the Navy’s first shipyard. New Hampshire is the fifth Virginia-class submarine, the first major U.S. Navy combatant vessel class designed with the post-Cold War security environment in mind.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2ND Class Roadell Hickman)

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