USS Hawaii (SSN-776)

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Uss hawaii PH.jpg
USS Hawaii entering Pearl Harbor during her change of home port.
Career
Namesake:US state of Hawaii
Ordered:30 September 1998
Builder:General Dynamics Electric Boat
Laid down:27 August 2004
Launched:17 June 2006
Commissioned:5 May 2007
Homeport:Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Motto:Kūpale ‘Āina
("Defending the Land")[1]
Status:in active service, as of 2014
Badge:USS Hawaii SSN-776 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type:Virginia-class submarine
Type:Fast attack
Displacement:7800 tons light, 7800 tons full
Length:114.9 meters (377 feet)
Beam:10.3 meters (34 feet)
Propulsion:S9G reactor
Speed:25 knots (46 km/h)[2]
Range:Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years
Test depth:greater than 800 feet (250 meters)[3]
Complement:134 officers and men[2]
Armament:12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes
 
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Uss hawaii PH.jpg
USS Hawaii entering Pearl Harbor during her change of home port.
Career
Namesake:US state of Hawaii
Ordered:30 September 1998
Builder:General Dynamics Electric Boat
Laid down:27 August 2004
Launched:17 June 2006
Commissioned:5 May 2007
Homeport:Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Motto:Kūpale ‘Āina
("Defending the Land")[1]
Status:in active service, as of 2014
Badge:USS Hawaii SSN-776 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type:Virginia-class submarine
Type:Fast attack
Displacement:7800 tons light, 7800 tons full
Length:114.9 meters (377 feet)
Beam:10.3 meters (34 feet)
Propulsion:S9G reactor
Speed:25 knots (46 km/h)[2]
Range:Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years
Test depth:greater than 800 feet (250 meters)[3]
Complement:134 officers and men[2]
Armament:12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes

USS Hawaii (SSN-776), a Virginia-class submarine, is the first commissioned warship of the United States Navy to be named for the 50th state. (A previous large cruiser, or battlecruiser USS Hawaii (CB-3) was launched, but never commissioned, and was named after the Territory of Hawaii in any case.) The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 30 September 1998 and her keel was laid down on 27 August 2004. She was christened on 17 June 2006 by her sponsor, Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii. Electric Boat delivered Hawaii to the US Navy on 22 December 2006, ahead of schedule.[4] She was commissioned on 5 May 2007 with Captain David A. Solms in command.[5] In August 2007, Commander Edward Herrington assumed command. In July 2009, she changed home port from Groton, CT (Submarine Group Two, Submarine Squadron Two) to Pearl Harbor, HI (Submarine Squadron One).[6]

Post-commissioning[edit]

USS Hawaii (SSN-776) at christening.

Commanding officers[edit]

PCU Hawaii[edit]

USS Hawaii[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commissioning book USS HAWAII (SSN 776), US Navy, 5 May 2007
  2. ^ a b "The US Navy -- Fact File". Retrieved 2007-07-05. 
  3. ^ GlobalSecurity.org
  4. ^ Electric Boat Corporation's News
  5. ^ Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Ira J. Elinson (5 May 2007). "Navy Commissions USS Hawaii". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  6. ^ USS Hawaii (SSN 776) Arrival Ceremony, 16 July 2009
  7. ^ The USS Hawaii
  8. ^ The USS Hawaii
  9. ^ US Navy press release, Virginia-Class Sub Bound for Pearl Harbor, 5 Dec 2008. Retrieved on 13 Dec 2008
  10. ^ Lt. Patrick Evans (8 May 2009). "USS Hawaii Earns Commendation for Disrupting Drug Traffic". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  11. ^ Kakesako, Gregg K., "USS Hawaii Nearing New Pearl Harbor Home", Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 11 July 2009.
  12. ^ Associated Press, "Sub Hawaii arrives at Pearl Harbor homeport", Military Times, 23 July 2009.
  13. ^ Kakesako, Gregg K., "Navy Completes Challenging Retrofit Of Sub", Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6 May 2010.
  14. ^ COMSUBPAC Public Affairs, "USS Hawaii Departs for Western Pacific Deployment", 25 Aug, 2010.
  15. ^ Submarine USS Hawaii first of its class to enter Western Pacific
  16. ^ COMSUBPAC Public Affairs, "USS Hawaii Returns from Western Pacific Deployment", 24 Feb 2011.
  17. ^ Electric Boat Corporation's News Jan 2004, Hawaii PCO Readies Ship, Crew For Eventual Sea Duty, Page 9
  18. ^ Lt. James Stockman (25 August 2007). "Hawaii Holds Change of Command". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  19. ^ MCC Josh Thompson (7 January 2010). "Mack relieves Herrington as commanding officer of USS Hawaii". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  20. ^ MCC2 Steven Khor (3 March 2013). "USS Hawaii Holds Change of Command". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 

Fast Facts

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register and various press releases.

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