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Nebraska (SSBN-739)

Radio Call Sign: November - Echo - Bravo - Romeo

Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 24 December 1987, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 15 August 1992; Commissioned, USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), 10 July 1993. Nebraska is assigned to the US Pacific Fleet and is homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash since her arrival there on 20 October 2004.

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 (SSBN-743) submarine.
Courtesy of Robert Hall.
Annapolis202kLaunching of the Annapolis (SSN-760),at the Electric Boat Div., General Dynamics Corp, Groton, CT.,18 May 1991. The boomer on the left hand side of the Annapolis with two of her hatches open is the Nebraska (SSBN-739), which would not be launched until 15 August 1992.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nebraska121kNebraska (SSBN-739) under construction and rolled out onto EB's graving platform, 13 July 1991. Photo by Ken Hart.
Nebraska27k Commemorative postal cover marking the launching of the Nebraska (SSBN-739) at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 15 August 1992. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nebraska & Maine109k The bunted Nebraska (SSBN-739) at her launching ceremony, 15 August 1992. The boomer on her left is the Maine (SSBN-741), which would be launched in 1994. USN photo.
Nebraska29k Commemorative postal cover marking the first day in commission of the Nebraska (SSBN-739), 10 July 1993. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nebraska59kCommissioning Program for the Nebraska (SSBN-739), 19 July 1993. U.S. Navy photograph courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Nebraska137kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) moored at a pier at Port Canaveral, Florida, 8 August 1993. U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-93-05794, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
John C. Calhoun & Nebraska151kA starboard bow view of the nucelar-powered strategic missile submarines Nebraska (SSBN-739), left, and John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630) in Port Canaveral, Florida, 22 August 1993.
USN photo # DN-SC-9-306094, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
John C. Calhoun & Nebraska176k A port bow view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630) in port. Moored behind the John C. Calhoun is the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739), in Port Canaveral, Florida, 22 August 1993.
USN photo # DN-SC-93-06087, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska77kIn the heart of the ballistic missile submarine Nebraska's (SSBN-739) missile compartment, Missile Technician Second Class (MT2) Kevin L. Anglehart checks a valve on a missile launch tube on 1 Nov 1993. USN photo # DN-ST-95-00270, by JO2 Kevin Stephens, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska59kMissile Technician Third Class (MT3) James L. Perkins checks a missile tube for signs of tampering on board the ballistic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739). Even underway, security can't be assumed when nuclear weapons are involved. USN photo # DN-ST-95-00268, by JO2 Kevin Stephens, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska59kLoading a missile tube on board the Nebraska (SSBN-739) at King's Bay, GA. U.S. Navy photograph courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska242k A starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) in port. Moored in front of the Nebraska is the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630).
USN photo # DN-SC-93-06086, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska303k Lt. Bryan Tauzer squeezes the trigger, launching a Trident II fleet ballistic missile from the ballistic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) during recent test off Cape Canaveral, Fla. on 1 Nov 1993.
USN photo # DN-ST-95-00266, by J02 Kevin Stephens, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska13k Commemorative postal cover marking the first launching of a Trident missle from the Nebraska (SSBN-739) 18 November 1993. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Nebraska121kAn aerial low oblique starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) underway on the surface off the Naval Submarine Base at Kings Bay, Ga. on 23 February 1995. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-95-01507, by PH3 Christian Viera, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska328kA port quarter aerial view of the nuclear-powered Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) underway in the Atlantic, off Kings Bay, Georgia, 23 February 1995. U.S. Navy photo # N-0000V-001 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Christian Viera, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Nebraska214kSubmarine Centennial Day Proclaimation, 11 April 2000, signed by the Governor of the State of Nebraska in honoring the State's namesake, Nebraska (SSBN-739).
USN photo courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil. submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Nebraska106kAt sea aboard Nebraska (SSBN-739) 24 July 2003. Midshipman Kelly Wirfel pulls the yoke to direct the submarine during dive operations aboard Nebraska as she guides the 18,700 ton boat below the waves. Under the instruction of the crew, Midshipman from the Naval Academy received instructions on diving procedures and other operations during their two days aboard Nebraska. U.S. Navy photo # N-0000R-002 by Store Keeper 2nd Class Gabriel Rincon, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Nebraska378kCrew members handle lines prior to mooring the Ohio-class fleet ballistic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) at her new home port of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash, 20 October 2004. Nebraska was formerly home ported at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. U.S. Navy photo # N-6497N-053 by Brian Nokell, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Nebraska293k With a little help from a navy tug, the Ohio-class fleet ballistic missile submarine Nebraska (SSBN-739) arrives at her new home port of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash, 20 October 2004. U.S. Navy photo # N-6497N-044 by Brian Nokell, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Nebraska47kNebraska (SSBN-739), checking the outer pressure hull, date and place unknown.US Navy Photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Nebraska82k Sailors don Emergency Air Breathing (EAB) masks in the control room of the Nebraska (SSBN-739), during a drill, date and place unknown.USN photo courtesy of (Naval Sea Systems Command) dcfp.navy.mil.
Nebraska56k Control Room Personnel in Emergency Air Breathing (EABs) masks in the control room of the Nebraska (SSBN-739), during a drill, date and place unknown.USN photo courtesy of (Naval Sea Systems Command) dcfp.navy.mil.
Nebraska64kNebraska (SSBN-739), day at the office, date and place unknown.US Navy Photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Nebraska80kNebraska (SSBN-739)(Blue) Commanding Officer receives an award on 20 April 2009at Bremerton, Wash. from Chief of Staff Commander Submarine Group 9, Capt. Kenneth Walker for his crew staying DUI free for the past two years. USN photo # N-7656R-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric J. Rowley, 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.) Added 01/01/09.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Nebraska (SSBN-739) 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 sites of Interest
USS Nebraska - (SSBN 739)
FAS - SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines
US Navy CHINFO Navy Fact File - Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines - SSBN


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