USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)

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USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)
Lead boat of Virginia class USS Virginia (SSN 774) returns to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard following the successful completion of its "alpha" sea trials in 2004.
The lead boat of the Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN-774).
United States
Name: USS Hyman G. Rickover
Namesake: Admiral Hyman G. Rickover
Ordered: 28 April 2014[1]
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Laid down: 11 May 2018[2]
Launched: [1]
Sponsored by: Darleen Greenert
Commissioned: [1]
Homeport: Groton, Connecticut[3]
Identification: Hull symbol:SSN-795
Status: Under construction[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7,800 tons
Length: 377 ft (115 m)[1]
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)[1]
Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)[1]
Propulsion: S9G reactor auxiliary diesel engine
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Test depth: greater than 800 ft (244 m)
Complement: 134 officers and men
Armament: 12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes BGM-109 Tomahawk

USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795), will be a Virginia-class submarine, the second submarine of the United States Navy commemorating Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, pioneer of the nuclear Navy.[4] The boat's sponsor is Darleen Greenert,[5] wife of then Chief of Naval Operations, ADM Jonathan Greenert. Both the boat's name and her sponsor were announced by the Secretary of the Navy at a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on 9 January 2015.[5]

The first USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709) was a Los Angeles-class submarine, and the only submarine of its class not to be named after a United States city or town. This submarine will be the second of its class not to be named after a U.S. state; the first was the USS John Warner (SSN-785).

The USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) will be commissioned in late 2021 or early 2022 as part of a week-long celebration. The USS Hyman G. Rickover Commissioning Committee was established by the Union League Club of Chicago.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Naval Vessel Register". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ "PCU Hyman G. Rickover Celebrates Construction Milestone" (Press release). United States Navy. 12 May 2018. NNS180512-02. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ US Navy homeport
  4. ^ LaGrone, Sam (9 January 2015). "Navy Names Attack Boat After Rickover". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Naval Reactors celebrates the 60th anniversary of the USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) first signaling "underway on nuclear power."". 9 January 2015.
  6. ^ "USS Hyman G. Rickover Commissioning Committee". 24 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2020.