USS Washington (SSN-787)

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USS Washington (SSN-787)
Virginia class submarine.jpg
An artist's rendering of a Virginia-class submarine underway.
Career
Name: USS Washington
Namesake: State of Washington
Awarded: 22 December 2008
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Status: Ordered
General characteristics
Class & type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7800 tons light, 7800 tons full
Length: 114.9 meters (377 feet)
Beam: 10.3 meters (34 feet)
Propulsion: S9G reactor
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)[1]
Range: Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years
Test depth: greater than 800 feet (240 meters)[2]
Complement: 134 officers and men[1]

USS Washington (SSN-787) 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 fourth of the Block III subs which will feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio-class SSGNs.[3] Construction began on 2 September 2011 at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.[4] On 13 April 2012, the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus, announced SSN-787 will be named after the State of Washington [5] which was celebrated during a naming ceremony in Seattle on 7 February 2013.[6]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The US Navy – Fact File". Retrieved 5 July 2007. 
  2. ^ GlobalSecurity.org
  3. ^ "Virginia Block III: The Revised Bow". Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Navy begins effort to build two submarines a year". Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Navy Names Five New Submarines". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "SECNAV Attends USS Washington Ship Naming Ceremony". Retrieved 8 February 2014.