Submarine Model Surfaces at Webb

Webb Institute is happy to announce the donation of a new model to our collection: a replica of a Virginia-class submarine. Donated by General Dynamics (Electric Boat), this model is the first submarine to be included in our collection. Electric Boat is the principal boatyard for the construction of Virginia-class submarines and has been the key contractor for the first 18 boats of this class. The model is a 1/192nd scale of the actual boat and measures approximately 24 inches in length. Austin French, alumnus of the Class of 2009, played an integral role in this acquisition. As a student here, he was always interested in submarines and never had the opportunity to view such a model. The model is currently on display for all to see in the front of the Livingston Library.