USS New Jersey (SSN-796)
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The lead boat of the Virginia class, USS Virginia.
|Name:||USS New Jersey|
|Namesake:||State of New Jersey|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia|
|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)|
|Endurance:||can remain submerged for up to 3 months|
|Test depth:||greater than 800 ft (244 m)|
New Jersey (SSN-796), a Virginia-class submarine, will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named for the state of New Jersey. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the name on May 24, 2015, at a ceremony in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- "Naval Vessel Register".
- "Defense.gov News Release: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Names Virginia-Class Submarine USS New Jersey". defense.gov.
- "US Navy's New Sub to Be Named USS New Jersey". Naval Today.
- "Latest Virginia-Class Submarine Named". The Maritime Executive.
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