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USS Arkansas (SSN-800)
Lead boat of Virginia class USS Virginia (SSN 774) returns to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard following the successful completion of its &quot;alpha&quot; sea trials in 2004.
The lead boat of the Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN-774).
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Name: USS Arkansas
Namesake: State of Arkansas
Ordered: April 28, 2014[1]
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia
General characteristics
Class & type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7,800 tons
Length: 377 ft (115 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)
Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)
Propulsion: S9G reactor auxiliary diesel engine
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Endurance: can remain submerged for up to 3 months
Test depth: greater than 800 ft (244 m)
  • 15 officers
  • 120 enlisted men
Armament: 2 VPT tubes for 12 Tomahawk Cruise missiles, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes BGM-109 Tomahawk

USS Arkansas (SSN-800) will be a Virginia-class submarine for the United States Navy. During a Naming Ceremony on June 15, 2016, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that future U.S. Navy submarine SSN-800 will bear the name USS Arkansas.[2] USS Arkansas is a Block 4 Virginia-class submarine that was ordered on April 28, 2014.


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