Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster.
Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive


Patch contributed by Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN (ret.)

John Warner (SSN-785)


Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named PCU John Warner (SSN-785).The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia on 22 December 2008. Construction began in March 2009. Launched 6 September 2014 & commissioned on 1 August 2015.
SSN-784 through approximately SSN-791 are planned to make up the Third Block or "Flight" Block III subs will feature a revised bow, including some technology from Ohio class SSGNs. SSN-785 will be built at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

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. 12 VLS & four torpedo tubes, capable of launching Mark 48 torpedoes, UGM-109 Tactical Tomahawks, Harpoon (missile)s and the new advanced mobile mine when it becomes available: 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: 134 officers and men.


Click On Image
For Full Size Image
SizeImage DescriptionContributed By/
Source
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.
John Warner161kJohn William Warner was a Senator from Virginia; born in Washington, D.C., 18 February 1927; attended schools in Washington, D.C. and Virginia; served in the United States Navy 1944-1946; graduated, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. 1949; served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict 1950-1952; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1952-1956; graduated, University of Virginia Law School 1953. cattle farmer; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar in 1953 and commenced practice the same year; law clerk, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit 1953-1954; assistant United States attorney 1956-1960; Under Secretary, United States Navy 1969-1972; Secretary, United States Navy 1972-1974; administrator, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration 1974-1976; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1978 for the term commencing 3 January 1979; subsequently appointed by the Governor on January 2, 1979, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Scott for the term ending 3 January 1979; reelected in 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served from 2 January 1979, to 3 January 2009; chair, Committee on Rules and Administration (One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses [12 September 1995-3 January 1999]), Committee on Armed Services (One Hundred Sixth Congress; One Hundred Seventh Congress [20 January 2001-6 June 2001], One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 2008. Information from the U.S. Senate Historical Office via Bill Gonyo.
John Warner936kSubmarine Squadron Six Color Guard prepares for formation preceding the start of the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785).USN photo # N-EI510-052 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.
John Warner951k Mathew Shilling, an employee of Newport News Shipbuilding, welds the initials of Jeanne and John Warner on a steel plate during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785), on 16 March 2013. John Warner, is the 12th Virginia-class attack submarine and the sixth to be delivered to the U.S. Navy by Newport News Shipbuilding. USN photo # N-EI510-455 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.
John Warner1.70kSparks fly during the keel welding of the John Warner (SSN-785) on 16 March 2013.USN photo courtesy of flickr.com & Huntington Ingalls Industries.
John Warner962kCommander, Submarine Forces Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Newport News Shipbuilding employee Mathew Shilling, President of Newport News Shipbuilding Matt Mulherin, former Sen. John Warner and his wife Jeanne Warner stand behind a welded steel plate bearing the initials of the submarine's namesake and sponsor during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785). USN photo # N-EI510-527 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.
John Warner1.20kU.S. House of Representatives 3rd Congressional District, Va. Rep. Bobby Scott addresses the guests during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN-785).USN photo # N-EI510-187 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Barnes, courtesy of navy.mil.
John Warner1.70kThe bow section of the John Warner (SSN-785) is moved between construction sites at Newport News Shipbuilding in this eight page Keel Laying Program PDF.PDF courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
John Warner722kJohn Warner meets John Warner (SSN-785) on 16 March 2013.USN photo courtesy of flickr.com & Huntington Ingalls Industries.
John Warner808kMoving into Modular Facility.USN photo # 2DCS12-1790-179 2012 via Ron Reeves.
John Warner84k John Warner's (SSN-785) Silhouette.USN photo via Ron Reeves.
John Warner457k31 August 2014: Shipbuilders at Newport News Shipbuilding pull the bow flag tight on the pre-commissioning unit John Warner (SSN-785) in preparation for the boat's 6 September christening. The bow flag is about 30 feet in diameter and will be the centerpiece of the christening ceremony.USN photo # 140831-N-ZZ999-246, courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by John Whalen via Ron Reeves.
John Warner437k John Warner (SSN-785) after an 8 hour roll out from her building bay to the dry dock before her commissioning ceremony on 6 September 2014. Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com via Nelson Firth.
John Warner204kFormer U.S. Sen. John Warner and his wife, Jeanne Warner, pose for a photo in front of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) on 6 September 2014.( John Warner (SSN-785) is launched.USN photo # 140906-O-ZZ999-115 courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by John Whalen.
John Warner459kBow on view of the John Warner (SSN-785) before her commissioning ceremony on 6 September 2014. Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com via Nelson Firth.
John Warner1.38kSteel a view: John Warner (SSN-785) in dry dock before her commissioning ceremony on 6 September 2014. Photo by John Whalen, courtesy of huntingtoningalls.com via Nelson Firth.
John Warner182k John Warner (SSN-785) (not to be mistaken for John Wanamaker) before the christening ceremony. Photos courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
John Warner204kSenator Warner addresses the crowd. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
John Warner186kJeanne Warner christens the boat. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
John Warner412kA laser lights and fireworks show topped off the christening ceremony for the submarine John Warner (SSN-785). About 7,000 people attended the evening event. Photo by Chris Oxley/HII.
Photo added 11/11/17.
John Warner843kThree views of John Warner (SSN-785) watered. Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
John Warner212k John Warner (SSN-785) undergoes her trials.
Note CVN-77 in the background.
Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
John Warner134kCdr. Caldwell assumes command. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
John Warner183kThe commissioning pennant is hoisted. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
John Warner138kManning the ship. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
John Warner274kSailors man the rails as they bring the ship to life during the commissioning ceremony.USN photo # 150801-N-EO381-162.
Photo courtesy of news.usni.org.
John Warner38kBlock III bow.Photo courtesy of news.usni.org via Sam LaGrone.

There is no DANFS History currently available for John Warner (SSN-785) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not applicable to this ship.
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
HISTORIC SUBMARINE DOCUMENTARY AND TRAINING FILMS
Making a Submarine - General Dynamics
Back To The Main Photo IndexBack To the Submarine Index
Problems and site related matters, E-mail Webmaster
This page is created and maintained by Michael Mohl
1996 - 2017, NavSource History All rights reserved.