U.S.S. WEST VIRGINIA

(SSBN-736)

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USS WEST VIRGINIA (SSBN-736) - an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine

In Commission 1990 to Present

SSBN-736 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-736 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-736 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1987 - Keel Date: 24 DEC 1987
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
OCT 1989 - Launch Date: 14 OCT 1989
OCT 1989 - OCT 1989 Launching 14 Oct 1989 - Sponsor Emma Byrd
OCT 1990 - Commissioned: 20 OCT 1990
OCT 1990 - OCT 1990 Commissioning 20 Oct 1990 @ Kings Bay Subase Drydock
APR 1996 - JUN 1996 Mediterranean
JAN 2010 - JAN 2011 North Atlantic

SSBN-736 General Specifications

Class: Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine

Named for: The State of West Virginia

Complement: 15 Officers and 140 Enlisted

Displacement: 16764 tons

Length: 560 feet.

Beam: 42 feet

Flank Speed: 25+ knots