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Wyoming (SSBN-742)

Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - Yankee - Golf

Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 8 August 1991, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT; Launched, 15 July 1995; Commissioned, USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), 13 July 1996; Wyoming is in commission, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, and homeported at Kings Bay, GA.

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 submarine.
Courtesy of Robert Hall.
Maine & Wyoming495kWith the partially built Wyoming (SSBN-742) at their side, the crew of the Maine (SSBN-741) pose on her deck during launching day at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT., 16 July 1994. The Wyoming would be launched on 5 July 1995.US Navy photo courtesy of Lanny W. Cusimano, ET1/SS (Retired), SSBN 741 Plankowner.
Wyoming112kWyoming (SSBN-742) bow view at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., May 1995.Photo by Ken Hart.
Wyoming128kWyoming (SSBN-742) view of the ship's sail at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., May 1995.Photo by Ken Hart.
Wyoming55kWyoming (SSBN-742) module swinging into place on the building ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 1996.US Navy photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org
Wyoming27kWyoming (SSBN-742) module swinging into place on the building ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 1996.US Navy photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org
Wyoming311k The Christening Program for Wyoming (SSBN-742) held at Electric Boat at Groton, CT on 15 July 1995. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Wyoming78kWyoming (SSBN-742) probably during her alpha sea trials off the Atlantic coast, 1996.US Navy photo courtesy of Federaltion of American Scientists
Wyoming49kWyoming (SSBN-742) probably during her alpha sea trials off the Atlantic coast, 1996.US Navy photo courtesy of Federaltion of American Scientists
Wyoming153kWyoming (SSBN-742) commissioning ceremony, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 13 July 1996. Note in the background the Archerfish (SSN-678) heading to the Mediterranean Sea for a six month deployment. The Archerfish was home ported out of Groton and would work with Seal Team 2 deploying them from the DDS. Photo & text i.d. courtesy of Robert K. Montomery, MM2(SS) (Retired), SSBN 742 Plankowner.
Electric Division photo now in the US Navy photo archives, courtesy of Federaltion of American Scientists.
Wyoming150k Submarine Centennial Day Proclaimation, 11 April 2000, signed by the Governor of the State of Wyoming in honoring the State's namesake, Wyoming (SSBN-742).USN photo courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil. submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Wyoming178kFrom May 2002 until October 2004 Captain Richard Kitchens served as Commanding Officer of Wyoming (SSBN-742)(BLUE). During his tour Wyoming completed four strategic deterrent patrols and was awarded the 2003 COMSUBRON TWENTY Battle Efficiency E and the 2003 U.S. Strategic Command Omaha Trophy as the nation's top ballistic missile submarine. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Naval Nuclear Power Training Command via Bill Gonyo.
Wyoming33kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the commissioning of the Wyoming (SSBN-742) at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Wyoming100kBroadside view of the Wyoming (SSBN-742) in February 2006 as the boat departed on patrol from Kings Bay, GA. USN photo courtesy of Frank McGee, MMCS/SS.
Wyoming35k US Navy Chief of the Boat Senior Chief Electronics Technician (ETCS) Robert Gleason, Ohio Class Submarine Wyoming (SSBN-742), flips pancakes to a young boy, during Frontier Days 24 Jul 2006 in conjunction with Navy Week at Cheyenne, Wyoming (WY).U.S. Navy official photo # N-3271W-002 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gary Ward & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Wyoming120k The Casper Boat Club once again helped host the Officers and crew of the Wyoming (SSBN-742) while they were in Casper, Wyoming on 31 July 2007.Photo by casperboatclub.com & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Wyoming135k From the brow of this proud warship flew the 30-foot banner of Special Operations Company, Squad 288 and HAZMAT ONE. The crew of Wyoming (SSBN-742) BLUE will never forget the courage, bravery, and dedication to service displayed by the firefighters of Squad 288 and HAZMAT ONE. On 11 September 2001, the firefighters of New York's Squad 288 and HAZMAT ONE charged in.
Thinking only of serving their fellow citizens, they entered a nightmare catastrophe and reached out to pull others to safety. Only when the day was over with the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldering did these brave warriors realize the terrible price they had paid for their service to others. Nineteen of their own did not return. And like the Submarine Service in World War II, Squad 288 and HAZMAT ONE suffered nearly the highest casualty rate of that infamous day.
In recognition of the bond of service that unites the armed forces, law enforcement, and fire/rescue units, the BLUE crew of Wyoming dedicated their sixteenth patrol to the courageous firefighters of the New York Fire Department's Special Operations Company, Squad 288 and HAZMAT ONE. It was a gesture from one band of warriors to another that shares the same selfless ideals of service to country, community, and people.
Photo from Webshots & Text from Undersea Warfare; 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.)
Wyoming152k The ballistic-missile submarineWyoming (SSBN-742) approaches Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., 9 January 2009. U.S. Navy photo # N-1255R-098 by Lt. Rebecca Rebarich.
Wyoming1.1mDignitaries and guests stand during the national anthem at the start of the 1000th Trident Patrol Commemoration Ceremony at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay on 19 February 2009. The ballistic missile submarine Wyoming (SSBN-742) returned from the 1000th patrol February 11. The ceremony marked the milestone of the ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) conducting 1,000 successful patrol periods since the first patrol of the Ohio (SSBN-726) in 1982. U.S. Navy photo # N-9818V-375 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jennifer A. Villalovos.
Wyoming320k Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead has lunch with Missile Technician 2nd Class Matthew Edlin, left, Electronics Technician 1st Class Sterling Sims, and Cmdr. Roger Isom, commanding officer of the Gold crew of the, ballistic-missile submarine, Wyoming (SSBN-742). Roughead is in Naval Region Southeast to attend the commemoration ceremony for the 1000th Trident patrol and to visit various naval facilities to get a first-hand look at the work being done by Sailors and Navy civilians in the region. US Navy photo # N-8273J-162 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Wyoming580kThe ballistic-missile submarine Wyoming (SSBN-742) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on 6 December 2011 from a three-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo # N-FG395-036 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Kimber via navy.news.mil.
Photo added 12/10/11.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Wyoming (SSBN-742) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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