USS Vermont (SSN-792)

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USS Vermont (SSN-792)
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.
Lead boat of Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN 774)
History
United States
Name: USS Vermont
Namesake: State of Vermont
Ordered: [1]
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Laid down: [1]
Launched: [1]
Sponsored by: Gloria Valdez
Christened: 20 October 2018[2]
Homeport: [3]
Identification: Hull symbol:SSN-792
Status: Under construction[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7,800 tons
Length: 377 ft (115 m)[4]
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)[4]
Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)[4]
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)
Complement:
  • 15 officers
  • 120 enlisted men
Armament: 12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes BGM-109 Tomahawk

Vermont will be a Virginia-class submarine, commemorating the history between the U.S. state of Vermont and the United States Navy. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced her name on September 18, 2014.[5]

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat the contract to construct ten Block IV Virginia-class submarines for $17.6 billion on April 28, 2014. Construction on Vermont commenced in May 2014 with the tenth ship scheduled for delivery in 2023.[4]

On October 20, 2018, Vermont was christened with a bottle of Vermont sparkling apple wine during a ceremony held at the Electric Boat facility in Groton, Connecticut.[6] Former deputy assistant secretary of the Navy Gloria Valdez served as the ship's sponsor. Phil Scott, Governor of Vermont, and United States Congressman Peter Welch were on hand for the occasion.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Naval Vessel Register".
  2. ^ "Submarine Vermont christened at Connecticut shipyard". Associated Press. 20 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  3. ^ "US Navy homeport". navy.mil.
  4. ^ a b c d "SSN 774 Virginia class submarine". bga-aeroweb.com. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "SECNAV Names Virginia-class Submarine, USS Vermont". United States Navy. September 18, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  6. ^ Smallheer, Susan (2018-10-17). "Putney sparkling wine to christen USS Vermont". The Brattleboro Reformer. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  7. ^ "Submarine Vermont christened at Connecticut shipyard". Associated Press. 2018-10-20. Retrieved 2018-10-24.