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Ohio (SSGN-726)

Radio Call Sign: November - Lima - Alpha - Tango

Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 10 April 1976, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.; Launched, 7 April 1979; Commissioned, USS Ohio (SSBN-726), 11 November 1981. Converted to guided missile submarine,(SSGN-726), December 2005. Ohio is assigned to the US Pacific Fleet and is homeported at Bangor, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 16,764 t., Submerged: 18,750 t.; Length 560'; Beam 42'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 20+ kts, Submerged 25 kts; Depth limit 800'; Complement 155 (each Blue and Gold crews); Armament, 24 Trident I and II missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes, MK-48 torpedoes; Sensor, BQQ-6 Bow mounted sonar, BQR-19 Navigation, BQS-13 Active sonar, TB-16 towed array; Propulsion System, One S8G nuclear reactor core reloaded every nine years, two geared steam turbines, one shaft, output of 60,000 hp.
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Submarine History Profiles: 105kSubmarine History Profiles:
First true submarine: Holland (SS-01) in 1900.
First U.S. Deisel submarine:E-1 (SS-24) in 1911.
First Fleet boat:V-1 (SS-163) in 1922.
First GUPPY: Odax (SS-484) in 1947.
First nuclear powered submarine: Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1954.
First submarine to completely circumnavigate the earth submerged: Triton (SSRN-586) in 1959.
Latest generation of U.S. ballastic submarines: Ohio (SSBN-726), in 1980.
USN photo courtesy of Robert Hall. Photo i.d. courtesy of Dave Johnston.
Ohio Class63kCut out of the Ohio Class submarine.Courtesy of Robert Hall.
Ohio29k Cut out/cross section of the Ohio Class (SSBN-726-743).USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Ohio34kCut out/cross section of the Ohio Class (SSBN-726-743)USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Ohio53k Cut out/cross section of the Ohio Class (SSBN-726-743)USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Ohio30kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the keel laying of the Ohio (SSBN-726) on 10 April 1976, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio220kBow & stern view artist's conception of the Ohio (SSBN-726) submerged. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio54kArtist's conception of the Ohio (SSBN-726) firing a missile submerged.USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Jacksonville169kLaunching ceremony of the Jacksonville (SSN-699), at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp building piers at Groton, CT., November 1978. The Ohio (SSBN-726) is alongside.Courtesy of John Hummel.
Ohio250kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of launching on Ohio (SSBN-726) on 7 April 1979.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio1.07k Taken 8 December 1979 during the launch of the Phoenix (SSN-702).
Ohio (SSBN-726) is in the water, the Michigan (SSBN-727) is on her starboard side out of the water, and the Florida (SSN-728) is partially visible (starboard/aft) in the large assembly building. The Boston (SSN-703) is barely visible just inside the open bay doors in the small assembly building closest to the starboard side of the Florida (SSBN-728) and the Phoenix is being launched. I believe that the City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) is barely visible behind the closed bay doors to the port of the Phoenix.
USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Text courtesy of Bruce McCausland.
Ohio78kNight shot at Electric Boat of Ohio (SSBN-726) being rolled out of Building 260 for the first time in 1979. USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org. Text courtesy of Richard Strangman.
Ohio202kCommemorative post mark on the occasion Ohio's (SSBN-726) trials on 20 June 1981.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio80kAn aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) underway on 1 September 1981. USN photo # DN-ST-82-06926 by PH2 Garlinghouse from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio123kOhio (SSBN-726), probably taken during her alpha sea trials off the coast of New England, circa 1981.USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Ohio65kOhio (SSBN-726),probably taken during her alpha sea trials off the coast of New England, circa 1981.USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Ohio69kStern view of the Ohio (SSBN-726), probably taken during her alpha sea trials off the coast of New England, circa 1981.USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Ohio580k A crewman uses exercise equipment on the missile deck of the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 20 March 1981. USN photo # DF-SN-82-03835 by PH1 James Preston, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio575k Looking forward-closeup of Ohio (SSBN-726) missile hatches opening during precommissioning activities.--This picture was shot at Electric Boat at what is (or was) known as the wet dock. In the background you can see the cranes for graving dock #1 & #2 and the big green building is the south yard building ways where the Nautilus (SSN-571) was launched. Also note the other Trident tied up at the North wing wall is probably Michigan (SSBN-727). USN photo # DN-ST-82-01336.
Text courtesy of Richard Strangman.
Ohio690kCAPT Alton K. Thompson, center, commanding officer (blue crew), gives ADM Hyman G. Rickover, left, deputy assistant secretary for naval reactors, Department of Energy, and Vice President George H. W. Bush a tour of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) following the commissioning ceremony on 11 November 1981. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01336 by LT Carl Begy, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio28kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Ohio's (SSBN-726) commissioning at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT., 11 November 1981.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Ohio357kA silhouetted port side view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) off the coast of Groton, Conn., before commissioning on 1 November 1981. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01368 by PH1 Dale L. Anderson, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio658kMissile Technician 1st Class (Submarines) (MT1) (SS) Bruce Gelinas sits at a control room console and participates in a simulated missile firing aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 1 November 1981. The submarine built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). USN photo # DN-ST-82-01346 by PH1 Dale L. Anderson, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio602kElectronics Technicians 2nd Class (Submarines) (ET2) (SS) Steven W. Lockhart Jr., using the telephone, and James R. Fackler man their stations during a precommissioning exercise aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726). USN photo # DN-ST-82-01373 by PH1 Dale L. Anderson, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio59k Four crew members participate in a simulated missile firing in the control room during precommissioning activities aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726). The participants are, from left, MT2 (SS) G. Lindquist, FTB2 (SS) Brian Douglass, FTB3 (SS) Brian King and FTB1 (SS) David Starnes. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01374 by PH1 Dale L. Anderson, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio187kFlag officers walk along the pier prior to the commissioning of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 11 November 1981. The Georgia (SSBN-729), to their right would be launched 6 November 1982. They are, front to back: ADM Hyman G. Rickover, in civilian clothes; ADM Harry Train II, front; VADM Steven A. White, middle; and ADM Thomas B. Hayward. The submarine was built by General Dynamics Corp. USN photo # DN-SN-82-01597 by PH2 Robert Hamilton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio187k A port bow view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) secured in the water during its commissioning. The partially-constructed nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Georgia (SSBN-729) is nearby displaying a "Good Luck Ohio" banner. USN photo # DN-SN-82-01603 by PH2 Robert Hamilton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio2.83kFive photo PDF of the Ohio (SSBN-726). Photos courtesy of Mel Douyette @ coldwarsubmarines.com
Life as a SSBN / 1982 - 2002
Ohio1.30kA cruise of a different sort awaits the passengers of these vessels.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio73k A petty officer, second class, monitors equipment in the missile compartment aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 1 January 1982. USN photo # DN-SC-82-06680 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio93k A C-4 Trident I missile is loaded aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 1 January 1982. USN photo # DN-SC-82-06684, by PH1 Harold Gerwien, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio77k A view of the canister container used to load Trident I C-4 missiles in place aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 1 January 1982. USN photo # DN-SC-82-06678, by PH1 Harold Gerwien, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio119k A view of the missile compartment, second level starboard side looking aft, aboard the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) on 1 January 1982. USN photo # DN-SC-82-06679, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio484kA view of the crew's head, located in the missile compartment, third platform, aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) at the Sub Base at Groton, CT., 1 February 1982. USN photo # DN-ST-82-04494 by JOSN Oscar Sosa, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio567k A view of a wardroom aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) at the Sub Base at Groton, CT., 1 February 1982. USN photo # DN-ST-82-04489 by JOSN Oscar Sosa, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio401kA crewman monitors equipment aboard nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726). USN photo # DN-SC-82-06688 by Randy Hayes, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio140kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) docked at the Magnetic Silencing Facility on 1 August 1982 and looking very much like the painting below by the artist John Charles Roach entitled "Trident, The Black Knight". USN photo # DN-SC-83-09036 by Linda A. Skonieczny from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio72kAn Oil on Masonite painting by the artist John Charles Roach entitled "Trident, The Black Knight" might represent the Ohio (SSBN-726). Painting # 88-163-CU, courtesy of the USNHC.
Ohio115k A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) as the crew assembles on the weather deck during its welcoming ceremony at Delta Pier at Naval Base at Bangor, Washington on 12 August 1982. USN photo # DN-ST-83-00546, by PH2 Shayna Brennan from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio2.90kSixteen page PDF Welcome Aboard the Ohio (SSGN-726), circa 1983.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio714kA view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) undergoing preparations in the drydock for its first patrol at Bangor, Washington, 1 March 1983. USN photo # DN-SN-83-05907 by Randy Hayes, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Groton 47k Vice Admiral George W. Emery served as the Commanding Officerof the Groton (SSN-694) from December 1979 to December 1982. He also served as the Gold crew Commanding Officer of the ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) from April 1983 to May 1985. Photo courtesy of the National Historical Center via Bill Gonyo.
Ohio54kThe nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) and the Japanese destroyer Tachikaze (DD-168) pass each other at Pearl Harbor during Exercise RIMPAC '86 on 1 June 1986. USN photo # DN-SC-87-03993, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Ohio341kOhio (SSBN-726), just having passed through the Hood's Canal floating bridge and heading south, circa late 1980's.Courtesy of Stayne Hoff & the US Naval Historical Center.
Ohio226kUS Navy H-46 Seaknight Helicopter from Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11) "Gunbearers," perform an at sea VERTREP (Vertical Replenishment) operation on 23 September 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-04-10230, by PH2 Dan Smith, USN, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio207kUS Navy personnel on the deck of the Ohio (SSBN-726) prepare to receive a shipment by air while out at sea on 23 September 1991. USN photo # DN-SC-04-10228, by PH2 Dan Smith, USN, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio78kAcrylic on canvas by the artist Lt. Cmdr. J. Carl Hartsfield entitled "Trident Homecoming".
A US Navy Trident missile submarine is depicted with the crew on deck in dress blues. She returns to her homeport in Bangor, Washington with an eagle soaring in the background. She is pictured with a Navy YTB and the tug Mitchell Herbert.
Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Ohio166k Members of the Trident ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) Blue crew commemorate the completion of an historic 50th strategic patrol by spelling out fifty on deck as the submarine returns to Bangor, Wash., on 12 March 1998. The Ohio, which the lead boat of its class, is the first Trident submarine to tally 50 patrols. DoD photo # N-3363H-005 by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn Handley.
Ohio51kThe Trident ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) manuevers through Hood Canal Bridge as she returns to her homeport in Bangor, Wash. 12 March 1998. USN photo # N-3363H-002 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Shawn Handley.
Ohio226k The Trident ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) (Blue) manuevers through Hood Canal under the shadow of the Olympic Mountain Range.USN photo # N-3363H-006 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Shawn Handley.
Ohio581k A pair of ducks take flight as sea lions nap on the hull of the ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) at Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Washington 7 May 1998. The Florida (SSBN-728) is moored out board. USN photo # N-9637B-003 by Dale W. Barber, courtesy of COMSUBPAC.
Ohio111kSurprised by the noise from a "water slug" fired from Ohio (SSBN-726), Angel 5 covers her ears and jumps away from the steam. USN photo # N-3783H-008 by PH2 Robert Houlihan, courtesy of All Hands magazine, November 2002, pg. 17 & navy.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Ohio547kNot your typical navy seals.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Conversion to SSGN
Ohio89kOhio (SSBN-726) in dry dock, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 29 October 2002.Authors collection.
Ohio24kCommemorative coin of the Puget Sound Navy Base that was issued during the Ohio's (SSBN-726) conversion, 29 October 2002.USN photo courtesy of Tom A.
Ohio95k Puget Sound Navy Base, commentary during the Ohio's conversion, 29 October 2002.USN photo courtesy of Tom A.
Ohio85kOhio (SSBN-726), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Wash., 14 August 2003, in dry dock undergoing a conversion from a Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) to a Guided Missile Submarine (SSGN) designation.
Ohio has been out of service since 29 October 2002 for conversion to SSGN at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Four Ohio Class (SSBN-726-743) strategic missile submarines, Ohio, Michigan (SSBN-727), Florida (SSBN-728), and Georgia (SSBN-729), have been selected for transformation into a new platform,designated SSGN.
The SSGNs will have the capability to support and launch up to 154 Tomahawk missiles, a significant increase in capacity compared to other platforms. The 22 missile tubes also will provide the capability to carry other payloads, such as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Special Forces equipment. This new platform will also have the capability to carry and support more than 66 Navy SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) and insert them clandestinely into potential conflict areas.
U.S. Navy file photo,(http://www.news.navy.mil/index.asp) contributed by Lacy Lee, RM1 USN/Ret.
Ohio139kOhio (SSBN-726), Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Wash., 14 August 2003 in dry dock undergoing a conversion from a Ballistic Missile Submarine(SSBN) to a Guided Missile Submarine (SSGN) designation.
U.S. Navy file photo, news.navy.mil., contributed by Lacy Lee, RM1 USN/Ret.
Ohio350k From left to right, Rear Adm. Paul Sullivan, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Cmdr. Brain Mcllvaine, Commanding officer Ohio (SSBN-726), Cmdr. Tom Calabrese, commanding officer Michigan (SSBN-727), Cmdr. David Duryea, commanding officer Florida (SSBN-728), Cmdr. John Tammen, commanding officer Georgia (SSBN-729), and Rear Adm. Mel Williams Jr., Commander, Submarine Group-Nine pose for a photograph at Bangor, Wash. 22 January 2004 at Deterrent Park during the SSGN Commander's Meeting held aboard the Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash. U.S Navy photo # N-0141W-001 by John Woodmansee, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio408k Night falls at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton, Wash., 15 March 2004, as work continues on the strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726). Ohio is one of four Trident Submarines undergoing conversion to a new class of guided missile submarines. USN photo # N-0000H-001, by Wendy Hallmark, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio45kOhio (SSBN-726) undergoes conversion from a ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) to a guided-missile submarine (SSGN). By FY 2007, all four SSGNs, Ohio, Michigan (SSBN-727), Florida (SSBN-728) & Georgia (SSBN-729) are scheduled to have completed conversion. Ohio is scheduled to attain initial operational capability by 2007. USN photo courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Ohio35k When you are part of crew that doesn't have access to your boat, keeping abreast of how to do your job takes a lot of practice. Just ask the crew of the Ohio (SSBN-726) and they will tell you that training is vital to keeping proficiency at the ultimate high. "This is an outstanding avenue to have," said Chief Electronics Technician (SS) Rock Lively, Navigation Operations Leading Chief Petty Officer, Ohio. "Through the [Submarine Piloting and Navigation 2000 trainer], we're able to see what lessons other boats learned through trial and error. We keep this training as real to life as possible, as to not make inadvertent maneuvers when we are out at sea.' The Ohio is currently in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard being converted to SSGN. USN photo by Josn Adam Vernon, Subase Bangor Public Affairs, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Ohio265k Illustration of Ohio (SSBN-726) which is undergoing a conversion from a Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) to a Guided Missile Submarine (SSGN) designation.USN photo # N-0000X-006, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio82k Illustration of Ohio (SSBN-726) which is undergoing a conversion from a Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) to a Guided Missile Submarine (SSGN) designation.USN photo # N-0000X-003, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio110k Illustration of Ohio (SSBN-726) which is undergoing a conversion from a Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN) to a Guided Missile Submarine (SSGN) designation.USN photo # N-0000X-004, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio467kThe tug Wenatchee (YTB-808) helps the Ohio (SSGN-726) return to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Facility in Bremerton, Washington, 19 December 2005, after completing sea trials. Ohio is the first ballistic missile submarine to complete conversion to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN). Three other submarines are undergoing the SSGN conversion process including Michigan (SSBN-727), Florida (SSBN-728), and Georgia (SSBN-729).USN photo # N-0000C-002 by Mr. Rick Chaffee, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio352k Ohio (SSGN-726) returns to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Facility in Bremerton, Washington, 19 December 2005, after completing sea trials. Ohio is the first ballistic missile submarine to complete conversion to the new class of guided missile submarines (SSGN). Three other submarines are undergoing the SSGN conversion process including Michigan (SSBN-727), Florida (SSBN-728), and Georgia (SSBN-729).USN photo # N-0000C-001 by Mr. Rick Chaffee, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
SSGN Life
Ohio339kStern view of the guided missile submarine as she prepares to stop for a personnel transfer in Puget Sound, Washington, 29 January 2006.USN photo # N-1464F-004 by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio254k Media appear in the background of this photo as the guided missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726) prepares for a personnel transfer in Puget Sound, Washington.USN photo # N-1464F-007 by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio269k Lt. j.g. Aaron Riggio (right) explains the new Battle Management Center (BMC) and how it will provide true joint integration aboard the guided missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726).USN photo # N-1464F-025 by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio63k A hatch door of a former nuclear missile tube frames Capt. Mark McGill of the 22nd Air Force Special Tactics unit, aboard the Ohio (SSGN-726) on 29/01/06. Two of the tubes were rebuilt to launch covert operations.Photo by DEAN J. KOEPFLER/THE NEWS TRIBUNE, courtesy of thenewstribune.com. via subreport.net.
Ohio359k Commanding Officer Ohio (SSGN-726), Cmdr. Michael Cockey, left, reports to Vice Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Edmund Giambastiani Jr., that the guided missile submarine Ohio is ready to return to service during a ceremony at the Explosive Handling Warf at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, 7 February 2006.USN photo # N-1325N-004 by Ray S. Narimatsu, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio374kThe Ohio-class guided-missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726) cruises toward homeport in the Hood Canal portion of the Puget Sound. Ohio returned home after becoming the first Ohio-class submarine to complete sea and hydrodynamic trials with recently installed dual drydeck shelters (DDS) for Special Operations Forces on 26 October 2007. USN photo # N-1683M-002 by Master Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jerry McLain, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio291k Montage of photos of the guided missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726). U.S. Navy illustration # N-1280S-001, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lindsay Switze, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio275kThe guided-missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726) arrives at the Republic of Korea's Busan Operating Base 20 February 2009 for Ohio's first foreign port visit since its conversion from SSBN. USN photo # N-8534H-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio763kOhio (SSGN-726) heading out of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard with DDS-02P and DDS-04S installed on it. They are heading out for certification dives for SEAL use.Photo courtesy of Steve Walsh.
Photo added 11/14/17.
Ohio73kSeveral photos from a series presented by ABC News on the Ohio (SSGN-726) entitled "Billion-Dollar Sub Hits the Seas".
A total of 24 missile tubes are mounted on the new submarine. The two tubes at front are modified for the deployment of Navy SEALs. The Ohio is the first of a new class of submarines to be built from 1970s vessels converted by trading nuclear-tipped ICBMs for conventional cruise missiles. The submarine is also capable of launching a contingent of commandos toward shore through rejiggered missile tubes.
Eric Talmadge/AP Photo & text courtesy of abcnews.com.
Ohio73kSeveral photos from a series presented by ABC News on the Ohio (SSGN-726) entitled "Billion-Dollar Sub Hits the Seas".
A small submersible is seen, right, during its maiden voyage off Guam. Elite SEALs teams deploy in the boat to conduct operations simulating an undersea launch and landing for the assessment of a fictitious terrorist threat.
Eric Talmadge/AP Photo & text courtesy of abcnews.com.
Ohio44kSeveral photos from a series presented by ABC News on the Ohio (SSGN-726) entitled "Billion-Dollar Sub Hits the Seas".
Crew members prepare for the Ohio's voyage. The United States has recently increased its presence in the Pacific, though its fleet is far outnumbered by those from other countries.
Eric Talmadge/AP Photo & text courtesy of abcnews.com.
Ohio42kSeveral photos from a series presented by ABC News on the Ohio (SSGN-726) entitled "Billion-Dollar Sub Hits the Seas".
Crew members are silhouetted against the sun on the craft before its maiden voyage off Guam, Sunday, 3 February 2008. At left is a dry dock from which a small submersible can be launched.
Eric Talmadge/AP Photo & text courtesy of abcnews.com.
Ohio241kSouth Korean media use the guided-missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726) as a backdrop while taping a report at the Chinhae Naval Base. The guided-missile submarine hosted dozens of Republic of Korea media during a media availability on 26 February.USN photo # N-8534H-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lou Rosales, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio504kAn SH-60 assigned to the "Indians" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 6 hoists Brig. Gen. Simeon Trombitas, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Joint Task Force Korea, from the deck of the Ohio (SSGN-726), 7 March 2008. Ohio is on a one year deployment to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. USN photo # N-8534H-004 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Barry Hirayama, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Trident5.38kThe attached file gives about 50 photos and illustrations of a Trident missile submarine and its equipment. It gives you a pretty good idea of the surroundings and "living in a sewer pipe" with unclassified pictures. Richard Scheeder via Ron Reeves, HTC, USNR (ret.)
Ohio154kAn artist's concept of the Water Piercing Missile Operational Concept. The technology could provide submarines at periscope depth with a "stand and fight" defensive missile capability against surface threats. USN photo illustration # 100415-N-9999X-002, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio747kThe blue crew of the guided missile submarine Ohio (SSGN-726) watches Super Bowl XLV in the crew's mess while underway in the Pacific Ocean on 6 February 2011. USN photo by Sonar Technician Submarine 2nd Class Tristin Bomar, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio609kThe Ohio (SSGN-726) arrives at the Republic of Korea (ROK) Fleet base in Busan on 13 July 2016 for a regular port visit during a routine deployment to the Western Pacific. Ohio is stationed out of Bangor, Wash. and is currently forward deployed to Guam. USN photo # 160713-N-SR567-068 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Wesley J. Breedlove, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Ohio450k The guided-missile submarineOhio (SSGN-726) arrives at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to begin a major maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, 4 April 2017. USN photo # 170404-N-QS832-006, by Jeremy Moore, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Photo added 11/14/17.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Ohio (SSBN-726) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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FAS - SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines
Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site

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