Nuclear submarine USS Georgia (SSGN-729)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Cruise missile submarine

Basic information

Namesake:
U.S. state of Georgia
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 Georgia (SSBN-729/SSGN-729), an Ohio-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the fourth state.

The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 20 February 1976 and her keel was laid down on 7 April 1979. She was launched on 6 November 1982 sponsored by Mrs. Sheila M. Watkins, and commissioned as a fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) on 11 February 1984, with Captain A. W. Kuester commanding the Blue crew and Captain M. P. Gray commanding the Gold crew. This ship was later converted to a guided missile submarine (SSGN) for carrying guided cruise missiles instead of fleet ballistic missiles in its missile compartment.

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