USS NEVADA is the eighth ship in the OHIO class of Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines and the first submarine in the Navy to bear the name of the state.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid:August 8, 1983|
|Launched: September 14, 1985|
|Commissioned: August 16, 1986|
|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: 24 tubes for Trident I and II, Mk-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes|
|Homeport: Bangor, Wash.|
|Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted (2 crews)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS NEVADA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents of USS NEVADA:
|1987||off the US West Coast|
In late June or early July, USS NEVADA suffers a breakdown while conducting routine operations following the improper installation of a power transmission gear during a February to April maintenance stop at Newport News Shipyard, Va. The damage is estimated at several million dollars and causes NEVADA to cancel a special call at its new home port of Bangor, Wash. In response to queries the Navy say "The safety of the ship and crew was never an issue and the ship is continuing its operations."
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