|USS Arkansas (SSN-800)|
The lead boat of the Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN-774).
|Namesake:||State of Arkansas|
|Ordered:||April 28, 2014|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia|
|Class & type:||Virginia-class submarine|
|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)|
|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. USS Arkansas is a Block 4 Virginia-class submarine that was ordered on April 28, 2014.
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