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New Jersey (SSN-796)


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Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named New Jersey (SSN-796) on 24 May 2015.
Christening on 13 November 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.
Virginia-class331kSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announces the name of the Virginia-class attack submarine SSN-796 as New Jersey, at Jersey City N.J. on 24 May 2015. USN photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales courtesy of navy.mil.
Virginia-class274kShipyard fitters working on New Jersey (SSN-796), at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia & Technicians Patrick Tarves (l), and Thomas Shaffner work on the New Jersey. Photos courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries via Ted Sherman & nj.com
Virginia-class684kJess Batruk, a Newport News Shipbuilding welder originally from New Jersey, displays the welded initials of Susan DiMarco, the sponsor of submarine New Jersey (SSN-796). Also pictured (left to right) are Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding; DiMarco; and Cmdr. Joseph Spinks, the submarine's commanding officer. Photo # DCS19-155-279 by Ashley Cowan/HII, courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
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361kOutside Machinist Ryan Holliday machines the edges of a hatch for the New Jersey (SSN-796), September 2020.Photo # DCS20-352-367 by Matt Hildreth courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com..
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323kThe bow of submarine New Jersey (SSN-796) is transported between outfitting facilities at Newport News Shipbuilding, January-February-2021.Photo # 3-DCS20-407-32 by Matt Hildreth courtesy of nns.huntingtoningalls.com..
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2.14kNew Jersey (SSN-796) reached pressure hull complete in February 2021. The construction milestone signifies that all of the submarine’s hull sections have been joined to form a single, watertight unit. The boat is currently 72% complete as of 9 March 2021.Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII courtesy of cms.ipressroom.com.
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361kOutside Machinist Ryan Holliday machines the edges of a hatch for New Jersey (SSN-796).Photo # 2-DCS20-238-44 by Matt Hildreth/HII courtesy of cms.ipressroom.com.
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338kElectrician Cody Hammonds contributes to the construction of New Jersey (SSN-796).Photo # 5-DCS20-238-9 by Matt Hildreth/HII courtesy of cms.ipressroom.com.
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394kNew Jersey (SSN-796) Christening ceremony on 13 November 2021.Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
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771kApproximately 1,800 guests celebrated the christening of pre-commissioning New Jersey (SSN-796) at Newport News Shipbuilding division on 13 November 2021.Photo DCS21-368-719 by Matt Hildreth/HII courtesy of cms.ipressroom.com.
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770kShip's sponsor Susan DiMarco christens pre-commissioning unit New Jersey (SSN-796) during ceremony on Saturday, 13 November 2021 at Newport News Shipbuilding. Also pictured (left to right) are Cmdr. Carlos Otero, the ship’s prospective commanding officer; Adm. Michael Mullen (U.S. Navy, Ret), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former chief of naval operations; and Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding division. Photo DCS21-368-758 by Matt Hildreth/HII courtesy of cms.ipressroom.com.

There is no DANFS History currently available for New Jersey (SSN-796) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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