USS New Jersey (SSN-796)

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USS New Jersey (SSN-796)
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.
United States
Name: USS New Jersey
Namesake: State of New Jersey
Ordered: 28 April 2014[1]
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia
Laid down: 25 March 2019[2]
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7,800 tons
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)
  • 15 officers
  • 120 enlisted men

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.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "New Jersey".
  2. ^ "Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel of Virginia-Class Attack Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls Industries. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ " News Release: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Names Virginia-Class Submarine USS New Jersey".
  4. ^ "US Navy's New Sub to Be Named USS New Jersey". Naval Today.
  5. ^ "Latest Virginia-Class Submarine Named". The Maritime Executive.