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Hawaii (SSN-776)

Radio Call Sign: November - Delta - Lima - Victor

Virginia Attack Submarine: Keel Laid down at General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation, at Groton, Conn. 27 August 2004. Launched on 17 June 2006. Commissioned Hawaii (SSN-776) at Groton, Conn. on 5 May 2007. Homeport in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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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Virginia-class1.09kNewport News Shipbuilding is teamed with General Dynamics Electric Boat to build Virginia-class submarines. Newport News Shipbuilding builds the stern, habitability & machinery spaces, torpedo room, sail and bow. Electric Boat builds the pressure hull, engine room and control room. Newport News Shipbuilding and Electric Boat each perform work on the reactor plant as well as alternate on the final assembly, test, outfit and delivery. The team has been recognized as the best shipbuilding program in the Navy.
Virginia-class Infographic PDF.
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Hawaii30k The U.S. Navy unveiled plans to build the new Hawaii (SSN-776) at a ceremony at the Bowfin Memorial on Saturday, 8 April 2000. U.S. Senator, the Honorable Daniel Akaka, and Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Richard Danzig, presented depictions of the newest Virginia class submarine. Drawing by Fred Harris, courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Virginia Class886k A cut out of the Virginia class submarine characteristics. Courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Hawaii27kRear Admiral Alfred G. Harms, Jr., and Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Richard Danzig render honors during the naming of the newest Virginia class submarine, the Hawaii (SSN-776) on 8 April 2000. USN photo courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Hawaii505k Virginia-class submarines Texas (SSN-775),Hawaii (SSN-776) and North Carolina (SSN-777), are pictured in March 2002 under construction in Northrop Grumman Newport News' Ring Module Shop (RMS). The RMS is a 53,000 square foot building used to assemble the structural steel that forms hulls sections, tanks and modules that will later be outfitted with pipe, machinery and equipment. Photo by John Whalen, Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Hawaii252k Electric Boat hosted a keel-laying ceremony 27 August 2004 for the Hawaii (SSN-776), the third ship in the Navy's newest class of nuclear attack submarines. Photo & text courtesy of General Dynamics /Electric Boat.
Hawaii201k Electric Boat hosted a keel-laying ceremony on 27 August 2004 for the Hawaii (SSN-776). Held at EB's Quonset Point, R.I., facility, the ceremony was attended by several high-ranking congressional and Navy representatives, including Adm. Frank "Skip" Bowman, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion. EB President John Casey is pictured here speaking on the podium. Photo & text courtesy of General Dynamics /Electric Boat.
Hawaii231k Electric Boat hosted a keel-laying ceremony on 27 August 2004 for the Hawaii (SSN-776). Held at EB's Quonset Point, R.I., facility, the ceremony was attended by several high-ranking congressional and Navy representatives, including Adm. Frank "Skip" Bowman, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion. To conclude the ceremony, Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, the ship's sponsor, chalked her initials on a steel plate. Her initials were then welded onto the plate, which will be permanently affixed to the submarine. Photo & text courtesy of General Dynamics /Electric Boat.
Hawaii254k John Weiss, left, a welder with General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB), welds Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle's initials into a steel plate as Governor Lingle and John P. Casey, President of GDEB, looks on. Lingle, the sponsor of Precommissioning Unit Hawaii (SSN-776), joined several dignitaries at GDEB's Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, R.I. 27 August 2004 for the keel laying ceremony of the Navy's third Virginia-class submarine. USN photo # N-1876S-001 by Journalist First Class Mark A. Savage, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii211k Gov. Linda Lingle, of Hawaii, chalked her initials on this steel plate and John Weiss (left), a welder with General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB), traced the initials with his welding torch rendering her signature permanent during a keel laying ceremony for Precommissioning Unit Hawaii (SSN-776) at GDEB's Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, R.I., The plate will be affixed in Hawaii during the construction of the submarine. USN photo by JO1 (SW/AW) Mark A. Savage, Navy New London Public Affairs, courtesy of csg2.navy.mil. & submitted to this site by Bill Gonyo.
Hawaii219k Artwork of the future Hawaii (SSN-776) submerged & underway. Drawing by DM2 Galen Kickingwoman, courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Hawaii227k Artwork of the Hawaii (SSN-776) running on the surface. Drawing by Fred Harris, courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Hawaii90kBow unit of the Hawaii (SSN-776) under construction, 2 February 2005. Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Hawaii505k Construction at Newport News. Photo # DCS05-110-04 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of nn.northropgrumman.com / Northrop Grumman.
Hawaii337k Bow Unit Transport to Sea Shuttle. The George Washington (CVN-73) is in the background.Photo # DCS05-110-32 by Chris Oxley, courtesy of nn.northropgrumman.com / Northrop Grumman.
SECNAV380kQuonset Point, RI., 19 January 2006, Electric Boat, Quonset Point employee, shows Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable, Dr. Donald C. Winter a piece of sheet metal he is fabricating for use aboard one of the new U.S. Navy Submarines being built by Electric Boat. SECNAV is in the northeast for a tour to familiarize himself with the construction, operation and maintenance of the U.S. Navy's Submarine Fleet. USN photo # N-2568S-171 by Chief Journalist Craig P. Strawser, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii187k The Hawaii (SSN-776) transits up the Thames River after passing the ship's alpha trials with a "clean sweep." USN photo by Lt. Mark Jones, courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Hawaii128kThe Hawaii (SSN-776) is moored to the pier at the Electric Boat Shipyard following its successful alpha sea trials. USN photo by Lt. Mark Jones, courtesy of csp.navy.mil.
Hawaii229kThe nuclear attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) currently berthed at the Electric Boat Shipyard is decorated for her christening ceremony.USN photo # N-0653J-001 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii212kSailors assigned to the nuclear attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) stand at ease during the ship's christening ceremony.USN photo # N-3642E-002 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii414kHawaii Governor, the Honorable Linda Lingle smashes a bottle of champagne against the sail of the Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) during the ship's christening ceremony. General Dynamics Electric Boat President, Mr. John Casey, Sen. Christopher Dodd and Sen. Daniel Inouye, watch as the ship receives the governor's blessing. USN photo # N-3642E-004 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii127kHawaii Governor, the Honorable Linda Lingle smashes a bottle of champagne against the sail of the Virginia-class nuclear attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) during the ship's christening ceremony. General Dynamics Electric Boat President, Mr. John Casey and Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, watch as the ship receives the governor's blessing.USN photo # N-0653J-002 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii289kSailors assigned to the nuclear attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) man the deck during the ships christening ceremony at the Electric Boat Company.USN photo # N-3642E-011 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii164kSailors assigned to the nuclear attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) depart after participating in the ship's christening ceremony at the Groton shipyard on 22 December 2006.USN photo # N-3642E-006 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii43kElectric Boat President John Casey speaks as the Navy accepts delivery of the submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) at the Groton shipyard on 22 December 2006. Photo by Sean Elliot, courtesy of General Dynamics /Electric Boat, submitted by theday.com via Jack Treutle.
Hawaii52kCrew members gather near the sonar stations in the command and control center on board the nuclear fast-attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) on 22 December 2006.Photo by Sean Elliot, courtesy of General Dynamics /Electric Boat, submitted by theday.com via Jack Treutle.
Hawaii74k Gov. Linda Lingle, Governor of the State of Hawaii and the sponsor for PCU Hawaii (SSN-776), tries the periscope out during a tour of the submarine on 4 May 2007. USN photo # N-8467N-007 by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii133kSailors assigned to the fast-attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) paint the submarine while moored at Submarine Base New London shortly before her commissioning on 5 May 2007. USN photo # N-8467N-003, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii95k The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter addresses guests at the Commissioning of Hawaii (SSN-776). USN photo # N-3642E-358, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii134kThe crew and officers stood topside yesterday during the commissioning ceremony of Hawaii (SSN-776), at the U.S. Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. USN photo courtesy of starbulletin.com. via thesubreport.com.
Hawaii74kThe commissioning pennant of the Hawaii (SSN-776) broke at the masthead at which point the submarine became a Navy command in her own right and took her place alongside the other active ships in the fleet during a ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. USN photo # N-3642E-533, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii63kSailors "man the ship" and officially bring the Hawaii (SSN-776) to life during her commissioning ceremony. USN photo # N-3642E-591, by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii162k Off Key West Florida on 26 October 2007, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kori Melvin documents Navy divers and special operators from SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDV) 2 and Naval Special Warfare Logistics Support conducting Lock Out Training with the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) for material certification. Material certification allows operators to perform real-world operations anytime, anywhere.USN photo # N-3093M-012, by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Andrew McKaskle, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii137kSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV) The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, right, receives a model of the Hawaii (SSN-776) from Director of Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, Adm. Kirk Donald on 14 January 2007. The model will be displayed in Secretary Winter's office. USN photo # N-5549O-005, by Mass Communication Specialist 2n Class Kevin S. O'Brien, courtesy of news.navy.mil. P
Hawaii229kIn August 2007, Commander Edward L. Herrington reported to Hawaii (SSN-776) to serve as Commanding Officer. Commander Herrington is entitled to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy And Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).Official U.S. Navy portrait courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Hawaii290kElectronics Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Walton, assigned to the fast-attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776), hoists the Submarine Squadron 4 pennant after Capt. Robert E. Clark relieved Capt. Richard P. Breckenridge as Commander Submarine Squadron 4 at a change of command ceremony held aboard Virginiia (SSN-774) on 27 June 2008. USN photo # N-8467N-003, by John Narewski, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii234kThe Hawaii (SSN-776) commanded by CDR. Ed Herrington, VMI '89, was awarded the US Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation in May 2009 for their work during a deployment last year. The Hawaii became only the second Naval submarine in history to receive the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation during a presentation ceremony on May 7th for its role in tracking drug runners and helping to keep illegal drugs off the nation's streets. The Groton-based submarine earned the award for its part in counter-drug operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South from 20 February to 17 April last year. USN photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Myers, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Hawaii468kA Hawaii (SSN-776) crew-member's father waves a U.S. flag as the submarine departs, enroute to its new homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from Groton CT., on 13 May 2009. USN photo # N-8750E-248 by Lt. Patrick Evans, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii344kBeing escorted by a tug, attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) makes it's way down the Thames River past the historic ship Nautilus (SSN-571) as it departs Naval Submarine Base New London for its new homeport at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on 13 May 2009. USN photo # N-5188B-014 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter D. Blair courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii87kHawaii (SSN-776) transits the Panama Canal en route to Pearl Harbor. USN photo courtesy of honoluluadvertiser.com via thesubreport.com.
Hawaii138kThe attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) passes by Diamond Head crater while transiting to Pearl Harbor 23 July 2009. USN photo # N-6855K-081 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Meagan Klein courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii352kHawaii (SSN-776) passes the Arizona memorial and Missouri while transiting Pearl Harbor 23 July 2009. USN photo # N-8539M-386 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class N. Brett Morton courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii352kThe girls of Halau Hula Olana (School of Living Hula) perform a traditional hula dance for the arrival of the Hawaii (SSN-776).USN photo # N-7498L-043 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd class Meagan Klein courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii324kThe Honorable Linda Lingle, governor of the state of Hawaii, raises the Hawaii state flag for the first time aboard Hawaii (SSN-776). USN photo # N-5476H-248 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii269kMembers of the Pa Ku’a Lua perform a traditional Hawaiian Haka during the arrival ceremony for the attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776).USN photo # N-5476H-502 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii240kThe crew of the Hawaii (SSN-776) demonstrate their holiday spirit with Christmas lights at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on 16 December 2009. USN photo # N-3560G-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ronald Gutridge, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii539kThe attack submarine Hawaii (SSN-776) undergoes routine inspections and repairs in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard on 14 April 2010. Hawaii is the first U.S. Pacific Fleet Virginia-class submarine to enter dry dock in Pearl Harbor. USN photo # N-3944N-002 by Liane Nakahar, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Hawaii412kThe submarine tender Frank Cable (AS-40) tends the Hawaii (SSN-776) on 30 December 2010. Hawaii is the first Virginia-class attack submarine to be moored outboard of a submarine tender. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.A very Bland USN photo # N-8423B-021 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Catherine Bland, courtesy of news.navy.mil. via Bill Gonyo.
Hawaii638kThe Hawaii (SSN-776) is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka during a port visit, 5 February 2015.U.S. Navy photo # 150205-N-ED185-024 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian G. Reynolds, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Photo added 10/13/15.

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