Nuclear submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Cruise missile submarine

Basic information

Namesake:
U.S. state of Michigan
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Measurements

Surface displacement:
16764 t
Submerge displacement:
18750 t
Length:
170 m
Beam:
13 m
Draft:
12 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 1 * S8G PWR nuclear reactor
  • 2 * geared turbines; 60,000 shp (45 MW)
  • 1 * Fairbanks Morse auxiliary diesel
  • 1 * 325 hp (242 kW) auxiliary motor
  • 1 * shaft with seven-bladed screw
Surface speed:
12 knots
Submerge speed:
25 knots
Surface range:
Unlimited
Test depth:
240 m

Crew

Complement:
155

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • BQQ-6 passive bow-mounted array sonar (which includes BQS-13 array sonar)
  • BQR-23 conformal array sonar
  • BQR-15 towed array sonar
  • BQR-19 navigation sonar
  • BQS-15 under-ice/mine avoidance, target detection and tracking sonar
  • BPS-15A radar
  • WLR-10 threat warning system
  • WLR-8 receiver emulation
  • WLY-1 acoustic threat intercept system
Armament:
  • 22 * tubes, each with 7 Tomahawk cruise missiles, totaling 154
  • 4 * 21 inch (533 mm) Mark 48 torpedo tubes (Forward Compartment 4th level)

USS Michigan (SSBN-727/SSGN-727) is an Ohio-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine that has been converted into a guided missile submarine and is part of the United States Navy. She is the third ship to bear the name of the state of Michigan.Michigan was constructed at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, and was commissioned on 11 September 1982. Michigan arrived in Bangor, Washington, on 16 March 1983 and completed sixty-six Strategic Deterrent Patrols. She was originally designed and commissioned as a ballistic missile submarine capable of deploying 24 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) with nuclear warheads.

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