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Old 13-04-2012, 16:42
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US Navy Names Five New Submarines

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next five Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota.
Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years.
"Each of these five states serves as home to military bases that support our national defense and provides men and women who volunteer to serve their country," Mabus said. "I look forward to these submarines joining the fleet and representing these great states around the world."
None of the five states has had a ship named for it for more than 49 years. The most recent to serve was the battleship the USS Indiana, which was decommissioned in October 1963.
The selection of Illinois, designated SSN 786, is the second ship to bear the state name and is home to the Navy's one and only Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes where every enlisted sailor begins his or her service.
The selection of Washington, designated SSN 787, is the third ship to bear the state name and the state's Puget Sound area, where the Navy's third-largest fleet concentration is located.
The selection of Colorado, designated SSN 788, is the third ship to bear the state name. The second ship was a battleship that stood as the lead ship of her class and took part in the Tarawa invasion.
The selection of Indiana, designated SSN 789, is the third ship to bear the state name and is the home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the Navy's premier engineering, acquisition and sustainment organization which supports our maritime warriors.
The selection of South Dakota, designated SSN 790, is the third ship to bear the state name. The second ship was a battleship that also stood as the lead ship of her class and fought extensively in the Pacific theater during World War II.
"Prior ships carrying the names of these five states stood as defenders of freedom on the water. Now these states will represent the latest and greatest technology ever assembled to submerge below the surface and project power forward," Mabus said.
Each Virginia-class submarine is 7,800-tons and 377 feet in length, has a beam of 34 feet, and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged. It is designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the ship, reducing lifecycle costs while increasing underway time. The five submarines will be built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., in partnership with General Dynamics/Electric Boat Corp.

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Old 14-04-2012, 00:06
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The selection of Illinois, designated SSN 786, is the second ship to bear the state name.

BB-7 Illinois (Prairie State after 1941): 1901-1920 (1956)

{edit: BB-65 Illinois: canceled incomplete 12 August 1945 when 22% complete, scrapped by 1958. photo is out of sequence (last)}


The selection of Washington, designated SSN 787, is the third ship to bear the state name.

ACR-11 Washington (CA-11 Seattle after 1916): 1906-1931 (1946)

BB-47 Washington: scrapped incomplete 1922 due to the terms of Washington Naval Treaty when she was 75.9% complete.

BB-56 Washington: 1941-1946 (1960)


The selection of Colorado, designated SSN 788, is the third ship to bear the state name.

ACR-7 Colorado (CA-7 Pueblo after 1916): 1905-1927 (1930)

BB-45 Colorado: 1923-1947 (1959)


The selection of Indiana, designated SSN 789, is the third ship to bear the state name.

BB-1 Indiana: 1895-1919 (1920)

BB-50 Indiana: scrapped incomplete 1923 due to the terms of Washington Naval Treaty when she was 34.7% complete.

BB-58 Indiana: 1942-1947 (1962)


The selection of South Dakota, designated SSN 790, is the third ship to bear the state name.

ACR-9 South Dakota (CA-9 Huron from 1920): 1908-1927 (1929)

BB-49 South Dakota: scrapped incomplete 1923 due to the terms of Washington Naval Treaty when she was 38.5% complete.

BB-57 South Dakota: 1942-1947 (1062)
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Old 14-04-2012, 02:54
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Thankfully, no new Jimmy Carter's! (P.S. that is an interesting photo of BB-56 with her guns at max elevation).
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Fine photo of USS Washington being launched, I believe the other battleship in the photo being fitted out is the USS Colorado, launched at NY Shipbuilding Corp. on March 3, 1921.
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