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USS West Virginia (SSBN 736)

USS WEST VIRGINIA is the eleventh ship in the OHIO class and the first submarine and the third U.S. Naval ship to bear the name of this state.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: October 24, 1987
Launched: October 14, 1989
Commissioned: October 20, 1990
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
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: Kings Bay, Georgia
Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted (2 crews)


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS WEST VIRGINIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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