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Arkansas (SSN-800)

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Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named Arkansas (SSN-800) on 15 June 2016.
Arkansas will be delivered by Newport News Shipbuilding.
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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-Arkansas4.18kWashington 9 June 2016: A graphic representation of the future Virginia-class attack submarine Arkansas (SSN-800). The submarine will begin construction in 2018 and is expected to join the fleet in 2023. USN photo graphic # 160609-N-LV331-002 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales, courtesy of
691kShipbuilder Jackie Evans welds the lower rudder for Virginia-class submarine Arkansas (SSN-800), July 2020.Photo # 6-DCS20-26-85 by Ashley Cowan, courtesy of
307kShipbuilders prepare an Arkansas (SSN-800) module for lifting in the North Yard, October 2020.Photo # 3-DCS20-322-3 by Matt Hildreth, courtesy of
1.82kA unit for Arkansas (SSN-800) rests on a sea shuttle awaiting its next move.Photo # 6DCS21-164-2 by Ashley Cowan, courtesy of

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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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