USS Wyoming (SSBN-742)
USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.; 9 January 2009.
|Namesake:||The U.S. state of Wyoming|
|Ordered:||18 October 1989|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut|
|Laid down:||8 August 1991|
|Launched:||15 July 1995|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Monika B. Owens|
|Commissioned:||13 July 1996|
|Homeport:||Kings Bay, Georgia|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine|
|Length:||560 ft (170 m)|
|Beam:||42 ft (13 m)|
|Draft:||38 ft (12 m)|
|Speed:||Greater than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Test depth:||Greater than 800 feet (240 m)|
USS Wyoming (SSBN-742) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1996. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named USS Wyoming, although it was only the third named after the state of Wyoming.
Construction and commissioning
The contract to build Wyoming was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 18 October 1989 and her keel was laid down there on 8 August 1991. She was launched on 15 July 1995, sponsored by Mrs. Monika B. Owens, and commissioned on 13 July 1996, with Captain Randall D. Preston in command of the Blue Crew and Commander Seth F. Paradise in command of the Gold Crew.
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In 2011, the Wyoming became one of the first four submarines to allow female officers.
- 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.
- Boat Pages - USS Wyoming (SSBN 742)
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Eight hours of interviews and footage captured by C-SPAN cameras during 24 hours spent on Wyoming:
- Aboard a Boomer: USS Wyoming, Day 1 (Television production). C-SPAN. 27 November 2000. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
- Aboard a Boomer: USS Wyoming, Day 2 (Television production). C-SPAN. 27 November 2000. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
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