NEC 726X-Warrant Officer - Ordnance Technician - Submarine
Location Kings Bay & Portsmouth, VA
USS Tennessee (SSBN-734) Details
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