Nuclear submarine USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Ballistic missile submarine

Basic information

Namesake:
Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), 28th President of the United States (1913–1921).
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:

Measurements

Surface displacement:
7370 t
Submerge displacement:
8380 t
Length:
130 m
Beam:
10 m
Draft:
9.6 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 1 * S5W PWR nuclear reactor
  • 2 * geared steam turbines (15,000 shp (11,000 kW))
  • 1 * shaft
Surface speed:
20 knots
Submerge speed:
25 knots
Test depth:
400 m

Crew

Complement:
143

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • BQS-4 sonar
  • BQR-7 passive detecting-ranging sonar
  • BQR-19 navigation
  • BQR-15 Signal Processing and Display (SPAD) towed array
  • SINS Mk2 ship's inertial navigation system
Armament:
  • 16 * Polaris A2/A3 or Poseidon C3 missiles
  • 4 * 21 inch (533 mm) Mark 65 torpedo tubes with Mark 113 firecontrol system (12 * Mark 48 torpedoes)

USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624), a Lafayette class ballistic missile submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). She later was converted into an attack submarine and redesignated SSN-624.

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