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.
|Name||USS Hyman G. Rickover|
|Namesake||Admiral Hyman G. Rickover|
|Ordered||28 April 2014|
|Builder||General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut|
|Laid down||11 May 2018|
|Launched||26 August 2021|
|Sponsored by||Darleen Greenert|
|Christened||31 July 2021|
|Class and type||Virginia-class submarine|
|Length||377 ft (115 m)|
|Beam||34 ft (10.4 m)|
|Draft||32 ft (9.8 m)|
|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 nuclear-powered attack submarine of the United States Navy and the second such boat commemorating Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, pioneer of the nuclear navy. The boat's sponsor is Darleen Greenert, wife of then Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral 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. Hyman G. Rickover's christening occurred on 31 July 2021.
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 will be the second of her class not to be named after a U.S. state (the first being USS John Warner).
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