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Vermont (SSN-792)


Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named Vermont (SSN-792) on 18 September 2014.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-792 will be built at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.

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.


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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.
Virginia-class644k An artist rendering of the Virginia-class submarine Vermont (SSN-792), 25 September 2014. USN photo #140925-N-ZZ999-001, illustration by Stan Bailey courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Reeves.
Virginia-class280kFront, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, flanked by Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, and Gov. Peter Shumlin, announces the naming of a fast-attack submarine after the state of Vermont during a ceremony in Burlington Thursday morning, 25 September 2014. The Vermont (SSN-792) is the first US Navy vessel to be named after the Green Mountain State in more than 100 years. Text courtesy of burlingtonfreepress.com.
USN photo # 140918-N-LV331-001, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Vermont (SSN-792) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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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
HISTORIC SUBMARINE DOCUMENTARY AND TRAINING FILMS
Making a Submarine - General Dynamics
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