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Vermont (SSN-792)

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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.
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Vermont644k 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 via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
Vermont280kFront, 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
USN photo # 140918-N-LV331-001, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales.
Vermont100k3 photo PDF of the Vermont's (SSN-792) christening. She was sponsored by Gloria Valdez, former Deputy Secretary of the Navy. Photos courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Vermont976kTalbot Branch bends a cotter pin to secure a shackle on the Auxiliary Machinery Room (AMR) module for Vermont (SSN-792), October 2016.Photo # 13-DCS16-571-69 by Chris Oxley courtesy of
Vermont559kVermont (SSN-792) Auxiliary Machinery Room (AMR) module ready for shipping out, October 2016.Photo # 14-DCS16-571-27 by Chris Oxley courtesy of
1.22k GROTON, Conn. 18 April 2020. The assistant navigator informs the commanding officer, executive officer and chief of the boat that the commissioning pennant has been fully raised aboard submarine Vermont (SSN-792), bringing the ship to life during a small commissioning ceremony held by the crew. In photo, from left on the top of the sail to right, Senior Chief Electronics Technician (SS) Shawn Mason, assistant navigator; Electronics Technician Seaman Joshua Ragan; Lt. Austin Thompson, weapons officer; Lt. Cmdr. Martn Roschmann, executive officer; Cmdr. Charles W. Phillips III, commanding officer. USN photo # 200418-N-WI828-003 by Mark Jones, courtesy of

Commanding Officers
01CDR/CAPT Roenke IV, Henry Merrill, USN 1998 0 no date - 30.03.2020 PCU
02CDR Phillips, Charles W. (Chas), USN 30.03.2020 PCU -

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.
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
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