USS South Dakota (SSN-790)
An artist's rendering of a Virginia-class submarine underway.
|Name:||USS South Dakota|
|Namesake:||The state of South Dakota|
|Awarded:||22 December 2008|
|Laid down:||04 April 2016|
|Sponsored by:||Deanie Dempsey|
|Class and type:||Virginia-class submarine|
|Displacement:||7800 tons light, 7800 tons full|
|Length:||114.9 meters (377 feet)|
|Beam:||10.3 meters (34 feet)|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h)|
|Range:||Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years|
|Test depth:||greater than 800 feet (240 meters)|
|Complement:||134 officers and men|
USS South Dakota (SSN-790), will be a Virginia-class submarine. The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia on 22 December 2008. This ship is the seventh of the Block III subs which will feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio-class SSGNs.
- "Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow". Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- "Keel Laying". Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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