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Nevada (SSBN-733)

Radio Call Sign: November - Victor - Delta - Alpha

Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 8 August 1983, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT; Launched, 14 September 1985; Commissioned, USS Nevada (SSBN-733), 16 August 1986; Nevada is in commission, assigned to the Pacific Fleet, and homeported at Bangor, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 16, 600 t., Submerged: 18,750 t.; Length 560' ; Beam 42'; Draft 38'; Speed, Surfaced/Submerged 20+ kts; Complement 153; Test depth 1,200'; Armament, 24 missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes; Propulsion, S8G Nuclear Reactor, two geared turbines at 60,000 shp, one propeller.
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Ohio Class63kCut out of the Ohio Class (SSBN-743) submarine.
Courtesy of Robert Hall.
Nevada 123k Nevada (SSBN-733) all dressed up for her commissioning at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT; 16 August 1986. The nearly completed Tennessee (SSBN-734) is on the ways next to her. Photo submitted by Dave Schueler.
Nevada 111k The commissioning crew of the Nevada (SSBN-733) fill most of her available deck space. Photo submitted by Dave Schueler.
BB-36 Nevada397k A former crew member of the World War II Nevada (BB-36), right, and a crew member of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733), salute after raising the ship's commissioning pennant at Groton CT., 16 August 1986. USN photo # DN-ST-87-00382, by PHAN K.P. Keller, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Nevada 40k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Nevada's (SSBN-733) commissioning at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 16 August 1986. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nevada 27k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Nevada's (SSBN-733) commissioning at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 16 August 1986. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nevada 541k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) underway on 16 August 1986 off the Atlantic coast after being commissioned. USN photo # DN-ST-87-00388, by Phan Keller, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Nevada 234k UGM-96A Trident T submarine-launched ballistic missile is launched from the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) on 30 Sep 1986. This is the 52nd Trident launch and the 27th demonstration and shakedown launch from the Nevada. USN photo # DF-SC-87-12797, by TGS Technology,Inc., from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Nevada 172k Nevada (SSBN-733) underway on operational sea trials, 23 October 1986. US Navy photo submitted by Robert M. Cieri.
Nevada 40k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of Xmas aboard the Nevada (SSBN-733) at Port Canaveral, Florida, 1986. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nevada 30k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Nevada's (SSBN-733) first East - West transit of the Panama Canal by the Gold Crew, 8 July 1987. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nevada 131k Night time for a moored Nevada (SSBN-733) at Pier 1, Alameda Naval Air Station, November, 1988. Photo owned, copyrighted & submitted to this site by David Chetlain, STS1/SS.
Nevada 440k A master-at-arms controls entry to the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733), while it is moored at Long Beach Naval Shipyard for maintenance on 6 August 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00343, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Nevada 130k Sailors pass a hose from the pier to the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) while it is moored at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00360, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 178k Crew members examine the aft end of a torpedo tube in the torpedo room of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) while the ship is at Long Beach Naval Shipyard for maintenance on 6 August 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00358, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 254k A crewman paints the safety track on the deck of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) while the ship is at Long Beach Naval Shipyard for maintenance. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00344, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 290k Line handlers stand by on deck as the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) approaches a berth at Long Beach Naval Shipyard 6 August 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00354, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 106k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) and the amphibious cargo ship Mobile (LKA-115) moored at a pier at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00353, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 161k A bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) moored at a pier at Long Beach Naval Shipyard. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00355, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 715k Line handlers stand by on deck as the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) is maneuvered into a berth at Long Beach Naval Shipyard by the large harbor tug Shabonee (YTB-833), 6 August 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00361, by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Nevada 119k Navy divers climb into an inflatable boat after performing underwater maintenance on the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) at Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 6 August 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-00341 by Phan Chris Bolden, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 571k Nevada (SSBN-733) approaching its home port, Bangor, Washington, circa 1990. Photo from the N.A. "Stretch" Brown collection courtesy of Carol Edgemon Hipperson author of Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor & World War II in the Pacific(Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Press, 2008).
Nevada 114k Nevada (SSBN-733) getting steam up to go down for a dive in June 1991, at Dabob Bay, Washington. Photo owned, copyrighted & submitted to this site by David Chetlain, STS1/SS.
Nevada 85k Mess Management Specialist Third Class Duncan, assigned to Nevada (SSBN-733) captured the "Iron Chef" style secret main ingredient competition at the Navy Region Northwest military cooking competition held in conjunction with the Bremerton Armed Forces Day activities, May, 2001.
The competition included a total of about 50 cooks representing 20 commands. The secret main ingredient event is a competition where the main ingredient to be used is not revealed to the cooks until the start of the contest. The cooks then had one hour to prepare and present their dish. A team of local chefs judged the dishes on taste and the visual appeal of both the dish itself and the garnishments. Petty Officer Duncan won with his Spicy Chicken and Sweet Oriental Stir-Fry.
US Navy photo, courtesy of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Public Affairs.
Nevada 147k Washington state educators pose for a picture at Detterent Park on board Naval Submarine Base Bangor before getting underway with Nevada (SSBN-733) (Blue) on 14 January 2004. US Navy photo by JO2 Mary Popejoy,courtesy of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Public Affairs.
Nevada132k From a small launch, US Navy Sailors, assigned to Naval Station San Diego Port Operations, monitor a Ohio class submarine, the Nevada (SSBN-733), as she is towed into position by harbor tugs during preparations to get it underway on 14 July 2004. Port Operations assist with security and safety enforcement measures for fleet assets arriving and departing port facilities. USN photo # DN-SD-06-08052, by PH2 Johansen Laurel, USN, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Photo i.d. courtesy of Mat Rechkemmer.
Nevada 57k Nevada (SSBN-733), date and place unknown. US Navy photo, courtesy of Federation of American Scientists (fas.org)
Nevada 95k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Nevada's (SSBN-733) 20 years of service, 16 August 1986 - 16 August 2006. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nevada 47k The addition of an Automatic Identification System (AIS) capability to TRIDENT submarines will provide the ability to see commercial vessel traffic beyond the reach of conventional radar. Currently, TRIDENT submarines utilize commercial radar capable of displaying Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) data. This ARPA data provides contact Closet Point of Approach (CPA), Time to Closest Point of Approach (TCPA), speed over ground, and position and heading of the selected target. However, this data is not available for ships hidden from view by islands, landmasses, or weather conditions that mask radar contacts.
AIS-equipped vessels can see traffic regardless of the weather and radar impairment. In addition to the basic ARPA data available from radar, AIS data can include vessel name, speed, rate of turn, draft, cargo, destination, and ETA to destination of the selected target in real time. Moreover, the information is continually updated in real time. Obtaining AIS technology will also reduce the need for radio communications, allowing the crew to concentrate on using information vice obtaining it.
Nevada's (SSBN-733) (G) navigator Lt. Andrew Ring (right), with Petty Officer 2nd Class (SS) Jeffrey Baars (center), and Petty Officer 3rd Class (SS) Charles Branham (left), use AIS while transiting through the highly congested waters of Puget Sound while returning from a recent patrol.
USN photo from chinfo.navy.mil, Undersea Warfare magazine Summer 2006 Vol. 8 No. 4, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 50k Lt. j.g. Trevon Santerre assigned to Nevada (SSBN-733)(Blue), receives an award from Cmdr. Eric Holloway, Nevada commanding officer, for saving Jennifer Stiffler's life, during a ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap Deterrent Park, 23 May 2007. While on liberty in Port Orchard, Wash., Santerre helped Stiffler when she hit her head and began having seizures. USN photo # N-2789G-003 from chinfo.navy.mil, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 374k Cmdr. Mark Behning, commanding officer of the ballistic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733), teaches young students of the Mexican American Engineers and Scientist (MAES) about the capabilities of a U.S. Navy submarine in recognition of the Science Extravaganza at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on 23 October 2008. U.S. Marine Corps photo # M-1529O-003, by Cpl. Anthony Ortiz courtesy of navy.mil.
Trident6.mThe 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.)
Nevada 142k Cmdr. Mark Behning, commanding officer of the fleet ballistic-missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733), served as grand marshal of the Heroes Parade during Reno Navy Week on 16 Sept.2009. The evening parade through downtown Reno honored emergency first responders, veterans and active duty and retired military personnel. Reno Navy Week is one of 21 Navy Weeks being held in selected cities throughout the country. They are designed to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy and increase awareness in metropolitan areas that do not have a significant Navy presence. USN photo # N-6220J-002 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Steve Johnson & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nevada 236k Sailors assigned to the ballistic-missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) and members of the mooring crew assigned to Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility Pacific Northwest adjust the mooring lines as the submarine is moored at Naval Base Kitsap. Nevada is returning after a two-year refit and refueling at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. USN photo # N-1325N-001 by Ray Narimatsu courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Nevada 170k The Hood Canal Bridge and the Nevada (SSBN-733) parting ways. Photo courtesy of John Hummel.
Nevada 1.0k Spectators aboard the Military Sealift Command navigation test support ship USNS Waters (T-AGS-45) observe the launch of an unarmed Trident II D5 missile from the fleet ballistic missile submarine Nevada (SSBN-733) off the coast of Southern California on 1 March 2011. The test launch was part of the U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Programs demonstration and shakedown operation certification process. The successful launch certified the readiness of an SSBN crew and the operational performance of the submarine's strategic weapons system before returning to operational availability. The launch was the 135th consecutive successful test flight. USN photo # N-7237C-012 by by Seaman Benjamin Crossley courtesy of navy.mil.
Photo added 04/15/11.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Nevada (SSBN-733) 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
US Navy Official web site for - USS Nevada SSBN-733
FAS - SSBN-726 Ohio Class FBM Submarines
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