Nuclear submarine USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617)

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Classification

Submarine class:
Type:
Submarine: Ballistic missile submarine

Basic information

Namesake:
Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), a Founding Father of the United States.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
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 Alexander Hamilton (SSBN-617) was a United States Lafayette-class ballistic missile submarine. It was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Alexander Hamilton, the first US Secretary of the Treasury, who was instrumental in the formation of both the United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy.

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