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Virginia (SSN-774)
Active Service

Radio Call Sign: November - Victor - India - Romeo

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Keel Laying to Launching
Shakedown Cruise
Commissioning


Virginia Attack Submarine: The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 30 September 1998 and her keel was laid down on 2 September 1999.
Commissioned USS Virginia (SSN-774) 23 October 2004.

Specifications:Power Plant: One S9G pressurized water reactor, 29.84MW (40,000hp), one shaft with pumpjet propulsor, Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase III one secondary propulsion submerged motor. Displacement, 7,800 tons submerged. Length: 377 feet. Draft: 32 feet. Beam: 34 feet. Speed: 25+ knots submerged. Depth: Greater than 800 feet. Horizontal Tubes: Four 21" Torpedo Tubes, Vertical Tubes: 12 Vertical Launch System Tubes, Weapons: 38 weapons, including: Vertical Launch System Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, Mk 48 ADCAP Heavyweight Torpedoes, Advanced Mobile Mines, Unmanned Undersea Vehicles, Special Warfare: Dry Deck Shelter. Advanced SEAL Delivery System. Sonars: Spherical active/passive arrays. Light Weight Wide Aperture Arrays. TB-16, TB-29, and future towed arrays. High-frequency chin and sail arrays. Countermeasures: 1 internal launcher (reloadable 2-barrel) 14 external launchers. Crew: 113 officers and men.


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Virginia227k Commanding Officer, Virginia (SSN-774), Cmdr. Todd Cramer, answers questions from local media about his submarine and its deployment. Virginia arrived home, 23 November 2005, to Submarine Base New London, Conn., after embarking on her maiden deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S. Navy photo # N-0653J-003, by Lt. Mark Jones, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Virginia306k Friends and family members of Sailors assigned to the attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774), applaud as the submarine is moored to its pier. U.S. Navy photo # N-0653J-001, by Lt. Mark Jones, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Virginia122kSnow covers the hull of the fast attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774) as it sits moored to the pier at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., on 2 February 2007. DoD photo # N-8467N-005 by John Narewski.
Connecticut 172k An aerial view of attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774), bottom, and fast attack submarine Connecticut (SSN-22), moored to the pier at Submarine Base New London on 2 February 2007. U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-001 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
Virginia564kSailors aboard the attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774) stand damage control watch before the boat gets underway. Damage control is an integral part of life for a submariner. Along with their rate responsibilities, everyone is a fireman trained to combat fires and casualties.U.S. Navy photo # N-3333H-008, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan W. Hutto, Sr, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Virginia137k Hannah Kiefer, Miss Virginia 2007, gets to look out from the bridge aboard the attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774) on 3 June 2007 as Lt. Erik Maddock explains some of the boat's systems. U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-001, by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Virginia94kSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV) The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter tours the fast-attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774) off the coast of Florida on 19 February 2009. U.S. Navy photo # N-5549O-115, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Virginia467k The attack submarine Virginia (SSN-774) pulls into Submarine Base New London 13 April 2010 after completing the first six-month deployment for a Virginia-class Submarine. Virginia traveled more than 37,000 miles while conducting operations in the U.S. European and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-003, by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil. Photo added 04/16/10.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Virginia (SSN-774) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The VIRGINIA Class America's Next Submarine
The Virginia Class—A New Submarine for the 21st Century
SSN-774 Virginia-class NSSN New Attack Submarine Centurion
NSSN VIRGINIA CLASS ATTACK SUBMARINE, USA
Making a Submarine - General Dynamics
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