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Virginia Class Attack Submarine: Named Utah (SSN-801) on 28 September 2015.
Utah will be built at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.
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.
Armament: 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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|1.58k||Three photo PDF of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, right, is joined by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert following the announcement of the nuclear-powered submarine Utah (SS-801) at the Utah Capitol on 19 January 2016.||U.S. Navy photos # 160119-N-LV331-001 & 2 & 3 courtesy of navy.mil.
PDF added 11/18/16.
There is no DANFS History currently available for Utah (SSN-801) 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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