USS Delaware (SSN-791)
|Namesake:||State of Delaware|
|Awarded:||22 December 2008|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding|
|Laid down:||30 April 2016|
|Launched:||14 December 2018|
|Sponsored by:||Jill Biden|
|Christened:||20 October 2018|
|Class and type:||Virginia-class attack submarine|
|Displacement:||7800 tons light, 7800 tons full|
|Length:||114.9 m (377 ft)|
|Beam:||10.3 m (34 ft)|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Range:||Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years|
|Test depth:||greater than 800 ft (240 m)|
|Complement:||134 officers and men|
USS Delaware (SSN-791) will be a Virginia-class attack submarine built for the United States Navy. The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia on 22 December 2008. This boat is the eighth and final of the Block III submarines that feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio-class SSGNs. Construction on Delaware began in September 2013. She was christened on 20 October 2018
She is to be 377 feet (115 m) long, 33 feet (10 m) wide, have a maximum draft of 32 feet (9.8 m) and will displace 7,800 tonnes (7,700 long tons; 8,600 short tons). She will be propelled by nuclear power, have a single propeller and a complement of 15 officers and 117 enlisted crewmembers.
- "Newport News Shipbuilding Celebrates the Keel-Laying of Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791)" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls Industries. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
- "Huntington Ingalls Industries Launches Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791)" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls Industries. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
- "Newport News Shipbuilding Division Christens Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791)" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls Industries. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow". Retrieved 2008-05-20.
- White, Kirsten (21 November 2012). "Dr. Jill Biden Sponsors USS Delaware". The White House. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- "Naval Vessel Register - DELAWARE (SSN 791)". www.nvr.navy.mil. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- 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.
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