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USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)



USS KENTUCKY is the third U.S. Naval vessel to be named in honor of the Bluegrass state, and the twelfth Trident submarine commissioned.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: December 18, 1987
Launched: August 11, 1990
Commissioned: July 13, 1991
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: Bangor, Wash.
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 KENTUCKY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS KENTUCKY:

DateWhereEvents
March 19, 1998off Long Island, NYUSS KENTUCKY collided with USS SAN JUAN (SSN 751). At the moment of collision the USS KENTUCKY was at the surface, and the USS SAN JUAN was submerged. According to US Navy official data, the submarines suffered minor damage and returned to Groton naval base for extensive checks. There were no casualties.


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