USS Maine (SSBN-741)
|Namesake:||The U.S. state of Maine|
|Ordered:||5 October 1988|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Electric Boat|
|Laid down:||3 July 1990|
|Launched:||16 July 1994|
|Commissioned:||29 July 1995|
|Motto:||Leadership, Peace, Vigilance|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2014[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 Maine (SSBN-741) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine in commission since 1995. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship authorized, and the third commissioned, to be named in honor of the state of Maine. She has the capability to carry 24 nuclear armed Trident ballistic missiles.
Construction and commissioning
The contract to build Maine was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Connecticut, on 5 October 1988, and her keel was laid there on 3 July 1990. Maine was launched on 16 July 1994, delivered to the U.S. Navy on 23 June 1995, and commissioned on 29 July 1995 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, on the shore of its namesake state.
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USS Maine in fiction
- The fictional U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine USS Montana featured in the 1989 science-fiction movie The Abyss was depicted as having Maine's hull number, SSBN-741. The movie was released the year before Maine's construction began.
- The USS Maine plays a major role in Tom Clancy's novel The Sum of All Fears.
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- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- "Ohio-class SSGN-726". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- Frost, Peter. "Newport News contract awarded". Daily Press. Retrieved 2011-09-27.(subscription required)
- "Submarine Frequently Asked Questions". Chief of Naval Operations Submarine Warfare Division. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive Maine (SSBN-741), retrieved September 30, 2011
- Official site
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