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Maryland (SSBN-738)


Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 22 April 1986, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.; Launched, 10 August 1991; Commissioned, USS Maryland (SSBN-738), 13 June 1992. Maryland is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet, and homeported at Kings Bay, GA.

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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Ohio Class63kCut out of the Ohio Class submarine.
Courtesy of Robert Hall.
Maryland97kMaryland (SSBN-738), fitting out at EB on 13 July 1991.
Photograped by Ken Hart.
Maryland436k Mrs Sarah Larson christening Maryland (SSBN-738) on 10 August 1991.Photograph added courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 06/30/13.
Maryland109kMaryland (SSBN-738), probably during her alpha sea trials off the Atlantic coast, summer 1991.Photo courtesy of General Dynamics.
Maryland121kMaryland (SSBN-738), probably during her alpha sea trials off the Atlantic coast, summer 1991.US Navy photo, courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists.
Maryland95k Maryland (SSBN-738) underway on operational sea trials, 1991-92. USN photo courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland23kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the Maryland's (SSBN-738) commissioning, 13 June 1992.Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Maryland18kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the Maryland's (SSBN-738) commissioning, 13 June 1992.Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Maryland185k A tug assists the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Maryland (SSBN-738), into the harbor at Port Canaveral, FA., on 25 Jul 1993. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-93-06007, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland92kA bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Maryland (SSBN-738) undergoing maintenance. The bow of the guided missile cruiser Philippine Sea (CG-58) is in the background at NAS Mayport FL., on 20 August 1993. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-93-06084, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland153kA group of female midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy take their turn at a control station of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Maryland (SSBN-738) as it makes a stop at the Academy, circa 1 June 1995. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-96-00023, by Julie Irwin, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland74kThe Maryland (SSBN-738), an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine, conducts Standard Undersea Warfare Exercises with the George Washington (CVN-73) on 1 April 1997.Official U.S. Navy Photograph # N-6895K-001 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Erik Kenney, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland250k The Maryland (SSBN-738) pulls pierside in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, on 27 October 1997. USN photo # N-7479T-004 courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland250k Crewmembers of the Ohio class submarine Maryland (SSBN-738) hang the boat's banner on the ramp after mooring at the naval station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, in support of the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98, on 27 October 1997. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SD-99-05763, by PH2 (DV) Erik Tilford, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland113k The Ohio class submarine Maryland (SSBN-738) pulls into the naval station in support of the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98, on 27 October 1997. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SD-99-05757, by PH2 (DV) Erik Tilford, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland250kFamily members gather ashore as the ballistic missile submarine Maryland (SSBN-738) returns to it's homeport in Kings Bay, Georgia, 5 May 1998. The tug C Tractor 4 helps out.USN photo N-0000M-001 by Fred Madeja, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland97kSubmarine Centennial Day Proclaimation, 25 March 2000, signed by the Governor of the State of Maryland in honoring the State's namesake,Maryland (SSBN-738).USN photo courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland186kCaptain Steven P. Davito commanded the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, Maryland (SSBN-738), Blue from March 2001 until August 2003. Under his command, his crew was awarded the Squadron Twenty Battle Efficiency E, Engineering E and Navigation N in 2001 and 2002, Strategic S and Medical M in 2002, and the Communications C in 2001. Additionally, his crew was recognized by Commander Atlantic Fleet for retention excellence in 2001 and 2002, and was selected as the Navys Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship Award winner (medium afloat), and the Navys Environmental Stewardship Flagship Award winner (medium afloat) in 2001 and 2002.U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Naval Nuclear Power Training Command via Bill Gonyo.
Maryland47k Maryland (SSBN-738) departs on Patrol 44 sometime in 2005.U.S. Navy Photograph courtesy of ssbn738b.com & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland28kLt. Cmdr. Robledo (on the left) receives the 2005 Engineering Red "E" Award from Submarine Squadron Twenty Commodore Captain Rogers in behalf of the Maryland (SSBN-738).U.S. Navy Photograph courtesy of dolphin-news.com & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Maryland22kCommander, Submarine Group Ten Chief of Staff Capt.David Volonino awards Lt. Robert Savering a plaque for leadership for his efforts as Weapons Officer aboard Maryland (SSBN-738) Gold during the Navy Submarine League Luncheon February 12. Savering believes hard work and dedication are what help him succeed as a leader. U.S. Navy Photograph by MC1(SW)Joe Sabo, courtesy of kingsbayperiscope.com & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
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.)
Maryland824k Missile Technician 1st Class Albert Burgoyne uses a riot shield during a security training exercise aboard the fleet ballistic missile submarine Maryland (SSBN-738), 16 February 2009 at King's Bay, GA.U.S. Navy photo # N-3737T-016 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Eric Tretter.
Maryland824kThe ballistic missile submarine Maryland (SSBN-738) prepares to depart Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to conduct routine operations on 1 April 2011. U.S. Navy photo # N-FG395-016 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber courtesy of news.navy.mil.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Maryland (SSBN-738) at the Haze Gray & Underway the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and s of Interest
FAS - SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines
US Navy CHINFO Navy Fact File - Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN


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