USS Vermont (SSN-792)

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USS Vermont (SSN-792)
USS Vermont (SSN-792) underway on the Thames River at Groton, Connecticut (USA), on 15 October 2020 (201015-N-AY957-202).JPG
USS Vermont, in October 2020
History
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Name: USS Vermont
Namesake: State of Vermont
Ordered: 28 April 2014 [1]
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Laid down: February 2017 [1]
Launched: 20 October 2018 [1]
Christened: 20 October 2018 [2]
Acquired: 17 April 2020
Commissioned: 18 April 2020 [3]
Homeport: Groton, Connecticut
Identification: Hull symbol:SSN-792
Status: In active service [1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7,800  tons
Length: 377 ft (115 m) [4]
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m) [4]
Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m) [4]
Propulsion: S9G reactor, auxiliary diesel engine
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Endurance: can remain submerged indefinitely dependent on food stores and maintenance requirements.
Test depth: greater than 800 ft (244 m)
Complement:
  • 15 officers
  • 120 enlisted men and women
Armament: 12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes BGM-109 Tomahawk

USS Vermont (SSN-792) is a Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine in the United States Navy. She is the 19th boat of the class and the third vessel of the Navy to be named for the U.S. state of Vermont. Then Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, announced her name on 18 September 2014. [5]

Contents

Vermont was part of a $17.6 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Navy to General Dynamics Electric Boat to construct ten Virginia-class submarines, the first of the Block IV type. [4]

On 20 October 2018, Vermont was christened with a bottle of Vermont sparkling apple wine during a ceremony held at the Electric Boat facility in Groton, Connecticut. [6] [7] She was delivered to the United States Navy on 17 April 2020. [8]

Service history

In December 2020, Vermont sailed to Brazil to attend the launch of Brazilian Navy submarine Humaitá and perform an exercise with submarine Tupi [9]

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