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Ohio (SSGN-726)
Life as a SSBN / 1982 - 2002

Radio Call Sign: November - Lima - Alpha - Tango

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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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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.
Ohio401k A 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.
Ohio72k An 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.
PDF added 07/29/12.
Ohio714k A view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) undergoing preparations in the drydock for its first patrol at Bangor, Washington, 1 Mar 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 Officer of 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.
Ohio54k The 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.
Ohio51k The Trident ballistic missile submarine Ohio (SSBN-726) manuevers through Hood Canal Bridge as she returns to her homeport in Bangor, Wash. 12 March 1998. U.S. Navy 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.U.S. Navy 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. U.S. Navy 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.

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.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
FAS - SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines
US Navy CHINFO Navy Fact File - Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN
Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site

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