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Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named Idaho (SSN-799) on 22 August 2015.
Idaho will be delivered by GDEB located in Groton, Connecticut.
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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|1.09k||Newport 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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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced the name of the Virginia-class attack submarine SSN-799 as Idaho, at the Western Idaho Fair on 22 August 2015.
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U.S. Navy photo # 150822-N-LV331-002 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales, courtesy of navy.mil. via Ron Reeves (of blessed memory).
There is no DANFS History currently available for Idaho (SSN-799) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
Not applicable to this ship.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The VIRGINIA Class
America's Next Submarine
The Virginia Class—A New Submarine for the 21st Century
NSSN New Attack Submarine
NSSN VIRGINIA CLASS ATTACK SUBMARINE, USA
HISTORIC SUBMARINE DOCUMENTARY AND TRAINING FILMS
Making a Submarine - General Dynamics
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