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Unit Details

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Submarine
 
Type
Sub-Surface Vessels
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Year
1900 - Present

Description
USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) is an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, and was the fourth ship and first submarine of the United States Navy to be named for the 16th state.

Authorized in FY1980, the contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 7 January 1982 and her keel was laid down on 9 June 1986. She was launched on 13 December 1986 sponsored by Mrs. Landess Kelso, and commissioned on 17 December 1988, with Captain D. Witzenburg in command of the Blue Crew and Captain Kenneth D. Barker in command of the Gold Crew.

SSBN-734 was the first Trident II missile submarine to be commissioned.

Ship's Motto: America at Its Best

Length: 560 Ft
Beam: 42 Ft
Draft: 38 Ft

Propulsion: S8G Pressurized Water Reactor, Two Steam Turbines Geared to a Single Shaft, Single Screw



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563 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abarca, Pascual, PO1, (1996-Present)
  • Abrahamson, William, PO1, (1992-2007)
  • Acor, Donald, CPO, (1987-2007)
  • Adams, David, CDR, (1985-2007)
  • Adams, Larry, PO1, (1999-2007)
  • Adams, Mike, MCPO, (1996-Present)
  • Addam, Ronald, PO1, (2000-Present)
  • Addams, Ronald, PO1, (2000-Present)
  • Adkins, Michael, PO3, (1994-1997)
  • Adkins, Michael, PO3, (1994-1997)
  • Aikens, Michael, PO1, (1987-1998)
  • Akin, John, MCPO, (1986-2012)
  • Alcorn, Cole, SCPO, (1991-Present)
  • Alexander, Christopher, CPO, (1994-Present)
  • Alkinburgh, Delbert, PO2, (1988-1996)
  • Allen, Matthew, PO1, (1996-2007)
  • Alspaugh, Scotty, PO1, (1981-2001)
  • Anderson, Jim, PO1, (1991-2000)
  • Andrus, Kyle, PO1, (2001-2009)
  • Archuleta, Antonio, PO2, (2006-Present)
  • Arnold, Troy, CPO, (1991-2007)
  • Ashley, Glyn, PO2, (2004-Present)
  • Ashley, Glyn, PO3, (2004-2007)
  • Asleson, Kevin, CPO, (1990-2007)
  • Baggerly, Terry, CPO, (1974-1996)
  • Bagley, Robert, LCDR, (1992-2019)
  • Baisden, Derrick, PO1, (1989-Present)
  • Baker, Spencer, LT, (1995-2007)
  • Baldwin, Anthony, CPO, (1996-Present)
  • Bark, David, PO1, (1986-2000)
  • Barlow, Eddie, SCPO, (1988-Present)
  • Barlow, Matthew, CPO, (1993-Present)
  • Bartholow, Anthony, PO2, (1997-2009)
  • Bartlett, Murray, CPO, (1978-2000)
  • Barton, Jeremy, PO1, (1990-2007)
  • Bauer, William, LTJG, (1995-2007)
  • Bays, Larry, CPO, (1967-1993)
  • Beck, Pete, MCPO, (1985-2007)
  • Beighley, James, SCPO, (1987-2011)
  • Belcher, Robert, SCPO, (1989-2011)
  • Bell, Michael, CPO, (1979-2002)
  • Bentley, Jonathan, SN, (2001-2006)
  • Berry, Robert, MCPO, (1981-2011)
  • Bieleski, Walt, PO2, (1990-1998)
  • Birt, Michael, CPO, (2000-Present)
  • Black, David, LT, (1995-Present)
  • Blackwell, Joseph, CMC, (1988-Present)
 

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Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
The Navy's 14 ballistic-missile submarines assigned to the Pacific-based Task Force 134 and the Atlantic-based Task Force 144 were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation July 20, recognizing their ... More
2012
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
Description
Commander Submarine Squadron Twenty awarded the 2006 Battle Efficiency "E" Award to USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734) in recognition of overall command readiness to carry out its assigned wartime mis ... More
2007
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
Ref: awards.navy.mil
1995
 
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