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Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795)


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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. Christened 31 July 2021.
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 wikipedia.org)

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.
Hyman G. Rickover288kIts TIME for the Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795). Photo courtesy of Sam LaGrone & news.usni.org.
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. USN photo 150109-N-ZZ999-248 by Scott Adam Webb, courtesy of navy.mil.
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.
Text & photo courtesy of dmitryshulgin.com.
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310kThe bow section of Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) waits to be loaded onto a barge, August 2020. The Virginia-class submarine will be completed in Groton, Connecticut, as part of teaming agreement with General Dynamics Electric Boat. Photo # 11-DCS20-190-110-Pano-Edit by Matt Hildreth courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com courtesy of Bob Haner.
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683kThe bow section of Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) waits to pecked on the cheeks on 31 July 2021 at General Dynamics Electric Boat. Photo 210731-N-UM744-111 courtesy of media.defense.gov courtesy of Bob Haner.
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1.10kSarah Greenert McNichol, Matron of Honor for the future Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795), christens the ship during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Conn., 31 July 2021. Hyman G. Rickover and crew will operate under Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) FOUR whose primary mission is to provide attack submarines that are ready, willing, and able to meet the unique challenges of undersea combat and deployed operations in unforgiving environments across the globe. U.S. Navy photo 210731-N-GR655-298 by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten courtesy of media.defense.gov
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2.10kUnder Secretary of the Navy James Geurts delivers remarks in front of the pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795) during a christening ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Conn., 31 July 2021. U.S. Navy photo 210731-N-GR655-113 by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten courtesy of media.defense.gov
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3.01kDarleen Greenert, sponsor of the pre-commissioning unit (PCU) Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-795), hands a flower to Mya Rae Marsiglio, a granddaughter of a shipyard employee, during a christening ceremony during a christening ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard facility in Groton, Conn., 31 July 2021. U.S. Navy photo 210731-N-GR655-031 by Chief Petty Officer Joshua Karsten courtesy of media.defense.gov

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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