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Virginia Class Fast Attack Submarine

The Virginia Class is the next generation of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarines. It has a fly-by-wire ship control system that provides improved shallow-water ship handling. The class has special features to support SOF, including a reconfigurable torpedo room which can accommodate a large number of SOF and all their equipment for prolonged deployments and future off-board payloads. The class also has a large lock-in/lock-out chamber for divers.
Virginia Class Fast Attack Submarine Copyright © Chris Oxley, U.S. Navy

Contractors

Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division
Builder: Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding Co. - Newport News, Virginia, USA

Complement

15 Officers
117 Enlisted Personnel

Weapon systems

4 x Torpedo Tube
» Mk 48 Torpedo
12 x Vertical Launch Tube
» BGM-109 Tomahawk

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 114.91 meters 377 feet
Beam: 10.36 meters 34 feet
Draft: 9.75 meters 32 feet
Weight
Displacement: 7 925.17 metric tons ~7 800 long tons
Features
Propulsion: one S9G Nuclear Reactor, one shaft
Speed: 25+ knots (46+ kilometers per hour) (28+ miles per hour)
Operating depth: 240+ meters 800+ feet

Block I

Status

In active service

Boat list

Hull number Boat name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
SSN 774 USS Virginia 2004-10-23 - In active service
SSN 775 USS Texas 2006-09-09 - In active service
SSN 776 USS Hawaii 2007-05-05 - In active service
SSN 777 USS North Carolina 2008-05-04 - In active service

Block II

Status

In active service

Boat list

Hull number Boat name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
SSN 778 USS New Hampshire 2008-10-25 - In active service
SSN 779 USS New Mexico 2010-03-27 - In active service
SSN 780 USS Missouri 2010-07-31 - In active service
SSN 781 USS California 2011-10-29 - In active service
SSN 782 USS Mississippi 2012-06-02 - In active service
SSN 783 USS Minnesota 2013-09-07 - In active service

Block III

Status

In active service

Boat list

Hull number Boat name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
SSN 784 USS North Dakota 2014-10-25 - In active service
SSN 785 John Warner - - Under construction
SSN 786 Illinois - - Under construction
SSN 787 Washington - - Under construction
SSN 788 Colorado - - Under construction
SSN 789 Indiana - - Under construction
SSN 790 South Dakota - - Under construction

Block IV

Status

Under construction

Boat list

Hull number Boat name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
SSN 791 Delaware - - Under construction
SSN 792 Vermont - - Under construction
SSN 793 Oregon - - Under construction
SSN 794 - - Ordered
SSN 795 Hyman G. Rickover - - Ordered
SSN 796 - - Ordered
SSN 797 - - Ordered
SSN 798 - - Ordered
SSN 799 - - Ordered

Block V

Status

Ordered

Boat list

Hull number Boat name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
SSN 800 - - Ordered
SSN 801 - - Ordered
SSN 802 - - Ordered
SSN 803 - - Ordered