|USS Nevada (SSBN-733)|
USS Nevada (SSBN-733) off the United States East Coast on her commissioning day, 16 August 1986.
|Namesake:||The U.S. state of Nevada|
|Ordered:||7 January 1981|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut|
|Laid down:||8 August 1983|
|Launched:||14 September 1985|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Carol Laxalt|
|Commissioned:||16 August 1986|
Both Crews: Battle Efficiency Award (Battle "E") 2006
|Status:||in active service, as of 2020[update]|
|Class & type:||Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine|
|Length:||560 ft (170 m)|
|Beam:||42 ft (13 m)|
|Draft:||38 ft (12 m)|
|Speed:||Greater than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Test depth:||Greater than 800 feet (240 m)|
USS Nevada (SSBN-733) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine that has been in commission since 1986. She is the fourth ship of the U.S. Navy to be named for Nevada, the 36th state.
Construction and commissioning[edit | edit source]
The contract to build Nevada was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 7 January 1981 and her keel was laid down there on 8 August 1983. She was launched on 14 September 1985 sponsored by Mrs. Carol Laxalt, the wife of United States Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada, and commissioned on 16 August 1986, with Captain F.W. Rohm in command of the Blue Crew and Captain William Stone in command of the Gold Crew.
Service history[edit | edit source]
During the night of 1–2 August 2006, Nevada was operating at periscope depth in the Strait of Juan de Fuca when she snagged and broke the 500-foot (150-metre) towline between the tug Phyllis Dunlap and one of two barges carrying empty containers that Phyllis Dunlap was towing from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Seattle, Washington. Fiberglass portions of Nevada's sail were damaged, and a second tug had to recover the drifting barge. In both 2006 and 2007, Nevada's Crew was awarded with the Battle Efficiency Award (Battle "E"). This award is given to the best submarine in its respective submarine squadron and is determined based on performance in inspections for tactical readiness and nuclear reactor safety, among other factors.
In February 2008, Nevada entered Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton Site for a regularly scheduled Engineering Refueling Overhaul. The 'Green' crew worked for nearly 30 months on the refit and refuel until they were separated back to the 'Gold' and 'Blue' crews on 21 July 2010 in preparation for workups and sea trials.
References[edit | edit source]
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- "Ohio-class SSGN-726". http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/man/uswpns/navy/submarines/ssgn726_ohio.html. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- Frost, Peter. "Newport News contract awarded". http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-local_subs_0424apr24,0,5810806.story. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- "Submarine Frequently Asked Questions". http://www.navy.mil/navydata/cno/n87/faq.html. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- "Navy Sub Damaged After Snagging Tow Line". Associated Press. 4 August 2006. http://www.komonews.com/news/archive/4193351.html. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
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- "NavSource Online: Submarine Photo Archive Nevada (SSBN-733)". http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08733.htm. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
- "Official site". http://www.nevada.navy.mil/.
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