USS John Warner (SSN-785)
An artist's rendering of a Virginia-class submarine underway.
|Awarded:||22 December 2008|
|Builder:||GD Electric Boat and HII Newport News|
|Laid down:||16 Mar 2013|
|Sponsored by:||Jeanne Warner|
|Christened:||6 September 2014|
|Launched:||10 September 2014|
|Class and type:||Virginia-class submarine|
|Displacement:||7,800 tonnes (7,700 long tons)|
|Length:||114.9 m (377 ft)|
|Beam:||10.3 m (34 ft)|
|Installed power:||S9G reactor; 33 year service life|
|Propulsion:||Pump-jet propulsor 40,000 shp (30,000 kW)|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Range:||Essentially unlimited distance|
|Crew:||13 Officers and 104 Enlisted |
|Armament:||12 × VLS (BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile) & 4 × 533mm torpedo tubes (Mk-48 torpedo)|
USS John Warner (SSN-785) will be a Virginia-class submarine. She will be the first in the class to be named after a person; the previous 11 were named after states. John Warner was originally to be built by the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut. Recent announcement "John Warner (SSN 785)". by Huntington Ingalls Industries- Newport News Shipbuilding anticipates keel laying in 2013 in Newport News, Virginia and delivery scheduled in 2015. This ship is the second of the Block III subs, which will have a revised bow and some technology from Ohio-class cruise missile submarines.
Her name was announced on 8 January 2009, five days after John Warner, a Republican from Virginia, retired after serving 30 years as a United States Senator. John Warner is one of a few U.S. Navy vessels to be named for a living person and only the third American nuclear-powered submarine with this distinction. The previous two are USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709), a Los Angeles-class submarine, and USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23), a Seawolf-class submarine.
Construction began on 29 April 2009 with the keel laying ceremony being held on 16 March 2013. Because of the modular construction sequence, the submarine was reportedly already about 59% complete before the official keel laying. The submarine was christened on 6 September 2014.
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