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New Hampshire (SSN-778)


Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named USS New Hampshire (SSN-778), 6 August 2004; Construction began in January 2004 at General Dynamic / Electric Boat Co., Groton, CT. Keel laid on 1 May 2007. Launched 21 February 2008. Christened USS New Hampshire on 21 June 2009. Commissioned 25 October 2009 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

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.
Text & photo courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com.
Photo added 10/13/15.
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.
New Hampshire62kA hull section of the nuclear attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) floats on a barge docked at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton on 02/07/07. The section, which includes the bow, weapons module and sail of the submarine, was assembled at Northrop Grumman Newport News of Virginia and floated to Groton, where all the hull sections undergo final assembly. The New Hampshire is scheduled for christening in 2009 and commissioning into the Navy's fleet in 2009. Photo courtesy of theday.com via subreport.com.
New Hampshire30kDuring a keel laying ceremony for New Hampshire (SSN-778) held at Electric Boat's Quonset Point, R.I., facility, welder Kevin Cullen inscribed the initials of Ship Sponsor Cheryl McGuinness on a steel plate that will be affixed in the submarine. In the photo, Cullen displays his work to Mrs. McGuinness. Photo courtesy of gdeb.com.
New Hampshire23kShip sponsor Cheryl McGuinness, center, and Electric Boat President John P. Casey, left, watch as Kevin Cullen welds McGuinness's initials into a steel plate during a keel-laying ceremony for the submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) at Electric Boat's Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, R.I. on 1 May 2007. Photo by Sean D. Elliot, courtesy of theday.com via subreport.com.
New Hampshire52k New Hampshire's (SSN-778) Pressure Hull Completed July 2007. Photo courtesy of gdeb.com.
New Hampshire56kElectric Boat workers pass the Virginia-class nuclear submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) 7 August 2007, after a press conference about the completion of the submarine's pressure hull at the Groton shipyard. Photo by John Shishmanian, courtesy of the Norwich Bulletin.
New Hampshire247kOne of the pre-assembled portions of the pre-commissioned unit (PCU) New Hampshire (SSN-778) goes for a walk at General Dynamics Electric Boat facilities, 17 October, 2007.Photo # DCS07-60-60 by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of nn.northropgrumman.com / Northrop Grumman.
New Hampshire266kDeparting for Electric Boat from Newport News.Photo # DCS07-63-38 by Ricky Thompson, courtesy of nn.northropgrumman.com / Northrop Grumman.
New Hampshire91kChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead talks with Cmdr. Mike Stevens, right, commanding officer of the pre-commissioned unit PCU New Hampshire (SSN-778) of Electric Boat by Robert Gallo, while touring General Dynamics Electric Boat facilities. Roughead visited Electric Boat on 21 February 2008 to enhance his understanding of the shipbuilding industry. USN photo by # N-8273J-049 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.
New Hampshire269kChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead observes the precommissioned unit PCU New Hampshire (SSN-778) touching water for the first time while touring General Dynamics Electric Boat facilities.USN photo by # N-8273J-034 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.
New Hampshire103kChief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, right, re-enlists Chief Electronics Technician Mike Justice aboard the pre-commissioned unit (PCU) New Hampshire (SSN-778) at General Dynamics Electric Boat facilities.USN photo by # N-8273J-044 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.
New Hampshire424k Congressman Joseph Courtney (D-Conn.), foreground, and Chief of Navy Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead turn the valves to allow water into the graving dock and float off the fast-attack submarine PCU New Hampshire (SSN-778) of Electric Boat by Robert Gallo during a visit on 21 February 2008 to Electric Boat (EB). In the background are EB President John P. Casey, left, Ship's Manager Stan Gwudz, EB Vice President of Operations Will Lennon and Dock Crew Technician Joseph G. Houle. Photo # N-XXXXG-001 courtesy of Electric Boat by Robert Gallo.
New Hampshire474k Pre-commissioning Unit New Hampshire (SSN-778) sits moored to the pier at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard moments before her christening ceremony commenced. USN photo # N-8467N-001 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire357kCmdr. Michael J. Stevens, commanding officer of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Hampshire (SSN-778), leads his crew to the ship before its christening at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton CT. USN photo # N-8467N-004 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire390kU.S. Navy Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, delivers the keynote address during the christening ceremony for PCU New Hampshire (SSN-778) at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn., 21 June 2009. USN photo # N-8467N-005 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire525kPCU New Hampshire (SSN-778) sponsor Cheryl McGuinness and General Dynamics Electric Boat President John P. Casey formally christen the fifth Virginia class submarine Saturday, 21 June 2009 at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. McGuinness, a resident of Portsmouth, N.H., lost her husband, Tom, on 11 September 2001, in the World Trade Center attacks. He was a co-pilot on American Airlines Flight 11. Photo courtesy of gdeb.com.
New Hampshire357kNew Hampshire (SSN-778) sits moored to the pier at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton after being christened by sponsor Cheryl McGuinness. USN photo # N-8467N-013 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire482kThe fast-attack submarine PCU New Hampshire (SSN-778) makes her way down the Thames River 29 July 2008 for the first times as she embarks on Alpha Sea trials. She is scheduled to be commissioned this fall. USN photo # N-8467N-003 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire61kLt. Cmdr. John Thompson, executive officer of the New Hampshire (SSN-778), stands in the area of the weapons launch console of the submarine 29 August 2008.Photo courtesy of theday.com.
New Hampshire392kElectronics Technician 1st Class John Savoie explains the photonics system onboard the fast-attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New Hampshire (SSN-778) to Seacoast Media reporter Deborah Mcdermott during a media tour of the boat following a delivery ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, CT. on 29 August 2008.Photo # N-8467N-002 by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire272kThe Pre-commissioning Unit New Hampshire (SSN-778) sits moored to the pier at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, N.H., 21 October 2008. The crew is preparing for the commissioning ceremony scheduled for 25 October 2008. DoD photo # N-6553L-003 by Jeremy Lambert, courtesy of defenseimagery.mil.
New Hampshire284kCommand Master Chief Glen Kline, chief of the boat for the fast-attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778), discusses some of the ship's capabilities during a media tour of the submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. DoD photo # N-6553L-022 by Jeremy Lambert, courtesy of defenseimagery.mil.
New Hampshire288kCmdr. Mike Stevens, commanding officer of the fast-attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778), demonstrates the photonics mast for members of the media during a media tour of the submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.DoD photo # N-6553L-007 by Jeremy Lambert, courtesy of defenseimagery.mil.
New Hampshire392kJack Monro, a U.S. Navy veteran and diver, holds a spike recovered from the sunken first New Hampshire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, N.H., 23 October 2008. Monro and two other divers recovered the spike and are presenting it to the crew of Pre-Commissioning Unit New Hampshire (SSN-778) as the ship is prepared for its scheduled commissioning date 25 October 2008. DoD photo # N-7441H-003 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Roadell Hickman, courtesy of defenseimagery.mil.
New Hampshire22kCrew members from the attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) practice manning the ship during a commissioning ceremony rehearsal at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 23 October 2008. USN photo # N-2966A-002 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fernando Allen, courtesy of courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire30kPlatform for dignitaries are being constructed that will in place in front of the docked Virginia Class submarine.Photo by Mike Ross/Chief photographer, courtesy of fosters.com.
New Hampshire22kPeriscopes aboard the New Hampshire (SSN-778) utilized the latest technology. No longer do submarine crew members peer through optics embedded in columns of steel. Here, a scope's monitor displays an image boats passing beneath the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. Photo by Mike Ross/Chief photographer, courtesy of fosters.com.
New Hampshire43kOfficers quarters are tight and functional aboard New Hampshire (SSN-778).Photo by Mike Ross/Chief photographer, courtesy of fosters.com.
New Hampshire42kChief of the Boat Glen Kline talks about the digital chart table in the command control room during a media tour.Photo by Mike Ross/Chief photographer, courtesy of fosters.com.
New Hampshire41kA Commissioning Plaque graces the narrow hallways of the New Hampshire (SSN-778).Photo by Mike Ross/Chief photographer, courtesy of fosters.com.
New Hampshire531k The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Honor Guard stands by to present the national colors before the commissioning ceremony. USN photo # N-7441H-006 by Mass Communication Specialist 2ND Class Roadell Hickman, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire47kFrom left: NH Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, Maine Senator Oylmpia Snow, chief of the Boat Glen Kline, Commander Michael Stevens, Boat's Sponsor Cherly McGuinness, & U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (N.H.) at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the boat's commissioning. Photo by Scott P. Yates, courtesy of seacoastonline.com.
New Hampshire774k The Virginia-class attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) is commissioned at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on 25 October 2008. More than 3,500 people attended the ceremony at the Navy's first shipyard. USN photo # N-2866A-002 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Fernando Allen, courtesy of courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire190kElectronics Technician 2nd Class Beau Joly, assigned to the attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) breaks the commissioning pennant during the boat's commissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. USN photo # N-7441H-004 by Mass Communication Specialist 2ND Class Roadell Hickman, courtesy of navy.mil.
New Hampshire35kNew Hampshire (SSN-778) leaves the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard the day after her commissioning. Photo by Deb Cram, courtesy of seacoastonline.com.
New Hampshire35k The Virginia-class attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) is escorted by a rigid hull inflatable boat during a personnel transfer in 15 May 2009 off the coast of Scotland. New Hampshire is participating in Joint Warrior, a two-week NATO exercise off the coast of Scotland. USN photo by # N-9157R-007 by Lt. Cmdr. Julie Ripley.
New Hampshire306k The New Hampshire (SSN-778) returns home after its maiden deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility 22 July 2009. During the deployment, New Hampshire crewmembers visited Spain, France and Norway, where they participated in the Norwegian Submarine Centennial celebration. USN photo by # N-3090M-121 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven.
New Hampshire422k Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, looks into the lock-out chamber of the attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) as Chief Sonar Technician (Submarine) Stephen Aderhold of Harrah, Ok., describes its features on 23 September 2009.USN photo by # N-8750E-097 by Lt. Patrick Evans.
New Hampshire244kMaster Chief Glen Kline, Chief of the Boat, describes the fly-by-wire ship control system of the New Hampshire (SSN-778), which provides improved shallow-water ship handling to the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus as Vice Adm. Jay Donnelly, commander of Submarine Force looks on.USN photo by # N-8750E-097 by Lt. Patrick Evans & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
New Hampshire882kPolar Ice Cap ICEX 2011 -- The crew of the attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) poses for a group photo prior to her departure from APLIS after successfully completing her mission on 30 March 2011.DoD Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo
New Hampshire185kThe crew of the attack submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) conducts daily operations during ICEX 2011.DoD Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo
New Hampshire921kThe nuclear powered submarine New Hampshire (SSN-778) sits moored during ICEX 2011.. DoD Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.

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