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Seawolf-class Nuclear Attack Submarine

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The Seawolf-class Nuclear Attack Submarine was a class of nuclear powered fast attack submarine in the United States Navy. The class was the intended successor to the Los Angeles-class. Design work began in 1983. At one time, an intended fleet of 29 submarines was to be built over a ten-year period, later reduced to twelve submarines. The end of the Cold War and budget constraints led to the cancellation in 1995 of any further additions to the fleet, leaving the Seawolf-class limited to just four boats. This, in turn, led to the design of the smaller Virginia-class.

Specifications[edit]

USS Seawolf, USS Connecticut, and USS Darter[edit]

  • Type: Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Service Period: 1997-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 353 feet (107.59 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet (12.19 meters)
    • Draft: 36 feet (10.97 meters)
    • Displacement: Surfaced: 8,600 tons; Submerged: 9,138 tons
  • Crew: 141 (15 officers and 126 enlisted)
  • Depth: 2,000 feet (609.8 meters)
  • Propulsion: 1 x S6W nuclear reactor, 1 secondary propulsion submerged motor, 1 shaft, 1 propeller
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 26" torpedo tubes (fires Mk.48 ADCAP heavyweight torpedoes, UGM-84 Harpoon, UGM-109 Tomahawk, and lays mines)

USS Jimmy Carter[edit]

  • Type: Nuclear Attack Submarine
  • Service Period: 2005-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 453 feet (138.07 meters)
    • Beam: 40 feet (12.19 meters)
    • Draft: 36 feet (10.97 meters)
    • Displacement: 7,568 tons light, 12,139 tons full
  • Crew: 141 (15 officers and 126 enlisted)
  • Depth: 2,000 feet (609.8 meters)
  • Propulsion: 1 x S6W nuclear reactor, 1 secondary propulsion submerged motor, 1 shaft, 1 propeller
  • Range: Unlimited
  • Speed: 35 knots (64.82 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
  • Armament:
    • 8 x 26" torpedo tubes (fires Mk.48 ADCAP heavyweight torpedoes, UGM-84 Harpoon, UGM-109 Tomahawk, and lays mines)

Unit Run[edit]

  • USS Seawolf (SSN-21)
  • USS Connecticut (SSN-22)
  • USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23)
  • USS Darter (SSN-24)
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