USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)

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USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)
USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Conn., July 31, 2021.
United States
NameHyman G. Rickover
NamesakeAdmiral Hyman G. Rickover
Ordered28 April 2014[1]
BuilderGeneral Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Laid down11 May 2018[3]
Launched26 August 2021[1]
Sponsored byDarleen Greenert
Christened31 July 2021[5]
Commissioned14 October 2023[2]
HomeportGroton, Connecticut[4]
IdentificationHull symbol:SSN-795
MottoCommitted to Excellence
Statusin active service
General characteristics
Class and typeVirginia-class submarine
Displacement7,800 tons
Length377 ft (115 m)[1]
Beam34 ft (10.4 m)[1]
Draft32 ft (9.8 m)[1]
PropulsionS9G reactor, auxiliary diesel engine
Speed25 knots (46 km/h)
Test depthgreater than 800 ft (244 m)
Complement134 officers and men
Armament12 VPT tubes for BGM-109 Tomahawk, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes

USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795), is a Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine of the United States Navy and the second such boat commemorating Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, pioneer of the nuclear navy.[6] The boat's sponsor is Darleen Greenert, wife of then Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert.[7] 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.[7] Hyman G. Rickover's christening occurred on 31 July 2021,[8] and she was commissioned on 14 October 2023, during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton, Connecticut.[2]

Ship's name[edit]

The first USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709) was a Los Angeles-class submarine, and the only submarine of her class not to be named after a United States city or town, while this submarine is the second of her class not to be named after a U.S. state (the first being USS John Warner).


  1. ^ a b c d e "Naval Vessel Register". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Navy to Commission Submarine Hyman G. Rickover". 13 October 2023. Retrieved 14 October 2023.
  3. ^ "PCU Hyman G. Rickover Celebrates Construction Milestone" (Press release). United States Navy. 12 May 2018. NNS180512-02. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  4. ^ "US Navy homeport".
  5. ^ "Navy christens 2nd submarine in honor of Admiral Rickover" (Press release). Associated Press. 1 August 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ LaGrone, Sam (9 January 2015). "Navy Names Attack Boat After Rickover". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Naval Reactors celebrates the 60th anniversary of the USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) first signaling "underway on nuclear power."". 9 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Navy christens 2nd submarine in honor of Adm. Rickover". Navy Times. Associated Press. 1 August 2021.

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