USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)
The lead boat of the Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN-774).
|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|
|Sponsored by:||Darlene Greenert|
|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 submarine, the second submarine of the United States Navy commemorating Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, pioneer of the nuclear Navy. The boat's sponsor is Darlene Greenert, 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.
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).
- "Naval Vessel Register". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- "PCU Hyman G. Rickover Celebrates Construction Milestone" (Press release). United States Navy. 12 May 2018. NNS180512-02. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
- US Navy homeport
- LaGrone, Sam (9 January 2015). "Navy Names Attack Boat After Rickover". USNI News. U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
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