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USS Connecticut (SSN 22)

USS CONNECTICUT is the second of the three SEAWOLF class nuclear powered Attack Submarines. These three submarines are the quietest in the world.
USS CONNECTICUT is the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name of the state. On May 1, 2002, the submarine left Groton, Conn., on its maiden deployment to the Mediterranean.

General Characteristics:Awarded: May 3, 1992
Launched and Christened: September 1, 1997
Commissioned: December 11, 1998
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 353 feet (107.6 meters)
Beam: 40 feet (12.2 meters)
Draft: 35 feet (10.67 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,460 tons
Submerged: approx. 9,137 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots
Submerged: approx. 35 knots
Armament: Tomahawk missiles and Mk-48 torpedoes from eight 660 mm torpedo tubes, ability to lay mines
Homeport: Bremerton, Wash.
Crew: 12 Officers, 121 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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Accidents aboard USS CONNECTICUT:

DateWhereEvents
April 27, 2003near the North PoleDuring the ICEX 2003 naval exercises near the North Pole, USS CONNECTICUT was stalked and "attacked" by a "hostile" polar bear when the submarine poked its sail and rudder through the ice.

The damage to CONNECTICUT's rudder was reported to be minor.


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