The White House
June 22, 1995
Greetings to all those gathered for the christening of SEAWOLF.
SEA WOLF will strengthen and sustain the invaluable contributions the Navy makes to America’s leadership in global affairs. Ready for any contingency, her combat power, mobility, and flexibility will help to promote the cause of liberty and protect our national security. This fine submarine will stand as a reminder of our steadfast commitment to maintaining a democratic world for the generations to come.
As we celebrate the christening of SEA WOLF, I want to reemphasize my continuing support for the completion of the third and final Seawolf-class submarine SSN 23. The Armed Forces of the United States and our civilian defense industries share an effective partnership; proceeding with the construction of SSN 23 is the most cost-effective method of retaining the vitality of these industries while bridging the gap to the future New Attack Submarine.
On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank those who design and build the Seawolf submarines, as well as those who will serve in them. Best wishes for a wonderful ceremony[Editor’s Note: This letter was read to the attendees at SEAWOLF’s christening by Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton. See following remarks.]