USS MICHIGAN is the second TRIDENT - Class submarine and the third United States Navy vessel to bear the name of the state. Since commissioning USS MICHIGAN has completed more than thirty-three Strategic Deterrent Patrols.
In October 2004, conversion started to modify the USS MICHIGAN to carry 154 conventional cruise missiles instead of 24 Trident missiles. After completion of the conversion, the MICHIGAN will be redesignated SSGN 727. As an SSGN, the MICHIGAN will also able to support operations of up to 66 Special Forces Personnel for up to 90 days. The MICHIGAN rejoined the fleet on June 12, 2007.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid: April 4, 1977|
|Launched: April 26, 1980|
|Commissioned: September 11, 1982|
|Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|Length: 560 feet (171 meters)|
|Beam: 42 feet (12.8 meters)|
|Draft: 36,5 feet (11.1 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 16,765 tons Submerged: approx. 18,750 tons|
|Speed: 20+ knots|
|Armament: Tomawhawk missiles, Mk-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes|
|Homeport: Bangor, Wash.|
|Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MICHIGAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS MICHIGAN Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the MICHIGAN at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 14, 2008, and (the last photo) cruising off Pearl Harbor on March 21, 2008. Note the Advanced SEAL Delivery System (ASDS) on the first two photos.