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USS WEST VIRGINIA (SSBN 736)
BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SSBN 726 UIC: 21365
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 10/20/1990 Homeport: KINGS BAY, GA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Battle Force
Builder: General Dynamics Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/21/1983 Commission Date: 10/20/1990
Keel Date: 12/18/1987 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 10/14/1989 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 28.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 09/10/1990 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 27.1 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 560 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 42 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 38 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 16600 tons Full Displacement: 18700 tons
Dead Weight: 2100 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers: 13
Enlisted: 140
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard: Electric Boat Div., General Dynamics, Groton, CT
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Electric Boat Div., General Dynamics, Groton, CT
Ships Program Manager: 392
Comments:
Last Updated: 08/01/2014
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