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Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)

Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) at a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on 9 January 2015.
Keel laid on 11 May 2018.
SSN-792 through approximately SSN-801 are planned to make up the Fourth Block. The main improvement over the Block III is the reduction of major maintenance periods from four to three, increasing each ship's total lifetime deployments by one. (Partial text courtesy of

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.
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Hyman G. Rickover288kIts TIME for the Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795). Photo courtesy of Sam LaGrone &
Hyman G. Rickover342kFrom the left, Director, Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program, Adm. John Richardson; Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert; Mrs. Darleen Greenert, sponsor for Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795); Mrs. Elonore Rickover, widow of the late Admiral Rickover, and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus pose for a portrait at the naming ceremony for Hyman G. Rickover, following a Nautilus (SSN-571) Underway Anniversary observance held at Naval Reactors, on board the Washington Navy Yard. U.S. Navy Photo 150109-N-ZZ999-248 by Scott Adam Webb, courtesy of
Hyman G. Rickover334kThe U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Pre-Commissioning Unit Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, 11 May 2018.
The initials of the submarine's sponsor, Darleen Greenert, were welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine. She is the wife of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert (retired).
Hyman G. Rickover & Montana (SSN-794) appear here during the keel laying ceremony.
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Photo added 07/01/18.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) 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
Making a Submarine - General Dynamics
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