USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730)
USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730)
|Name:||Rhode Island (1981–1983)
Henry M. Jackson (1983–)
|Namesake:||U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson (1912–1983)|
|Ordered:||6 June 1977|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut|
|Laid down:||19 January 1981|
|Launched:||15 October 1983|
|Sponsored by:||Ms. Anna Marie Jackson|
|Commissioned:||6 October 1984|
|Motto:||Defender of Freedom|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2013[update]|
|Class & type:||Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine|
|Displacement:||16,764 metric tons (16,499 long tons) surfaced
18,750 metric tons (18,450 long tons) submerged
|Length:||560 feet (170 m)|
|Beam:||42 ft (13 m)|
|Draft:||38 feet (12 m)|
|Propulsion:||1xS8G PWR nuclear reactor
2x geared turbines
1x325 hp (242 kW) auxiliary motor
1 shaft @ 60,000 shp (45 MW)
|Speed:||Greater than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Test depth:||Greater than 800 feet (240 m)|
USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730), is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine that has been in commission since 1984. She is the only U.S. Navy ship to have been named for United States Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (1912–1983) of Washington and the only Ohio-class submarine not named after a US state.
Construction and commissioning
Henry M. Jackson originally was to have been named Rhode Island. The contract to build Rhode Island was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation at Groton, Connecticut, on 6 June 1977 and her keel was laid down there on 19 January 1981. Shortly after Senator Jackson suddenly died in office on 1 September 1983, Rhode Island was renamed Henry M. Jackson, and the name Rhode Island was transferred to another Ohio-class submarine, USS Rhode Island (SSBN-740).
Henry M. Jackson was launched on 15 October 1983, sponsored by Senator Jackson's daughter, Ms. Anna Marie Jackson, and commissioned on 6 October 1984, with Captain R. Tindal in command of the Blue Crew and Captain M. A. Farmer in command of the Gold Crew.
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