Nuclear submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN-730)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Ballistic missile submarine

Basic information

Namesake:
U.S. Senator Henry M. Jackson
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
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:
  • 24 * Trident II D5 SLBM with up to 12 MIRVed W76 or W88 (300–475 ktTNT) nuclear warheads each, range 6,100 nmi (11,300 km; 7,000 mi)
  • 4 * 21 inch (533 mm) Mark 48 torpedo tubes (Forward Compartment 4th level)

Henry M. Jackson originally was to have been named Rhode Island. The contract to build Rhode Island was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation at Groton, Connecticut, on 6 June 1977 and her keel was laid down there on 19 January 1981. Shortly after Senator Jackson suddenly died in office on 1 September 1983, Rhode Island was renamed Henry M. Jackson, and the original name transferred to another Ohio-class boat, hull number SSBN-740.

Henry M. Jackson was launched on 15 October 1983, at Groton, Connecticut, sponsored by Senator Jackson's daughter, Ms. Anna Marie Jackson, and commissioned on 6 October 1984, with Captain R. Tindal in command of the Blue Crew and Captain M. A. Farmer in command of the Gold Crew.

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