Monday, May 1, 2017

United States Fast Attack (SSN) Submarines

Last Updated May 01, 2017 (Christening of USS Indiana SSN 789.


Los Angeles-Class (Active;6,900 tons)

USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) - Inactivation: 02/01/2010  
USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) decommissioned 06/29/2011

USS Memphis (SSN 691) - Inactivation: 04/07/2011
USS Bremerton (SSN 698) commissioned3 03/28/1981
USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) commissioned 05/16/1981
USS Dallas (SSN 700) commissioned 07/18/1981
USS La Jolla (SSN 701) commissioned 09/30/1981
USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) commissioned 01/08/1983
USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) commissioned 05/21/1983

USS Augusta (SSN 710) - Stricken: 02/11/2009
USS San Francisco (SSN 711) commissioned 04/24/1981
USS Houston (SSN 713) commissioned 09/25/1982
USS Norfolk (SSN 714) commissioned 05/21/1983
USS Buffalo (SSN 715) commissioned 11/05/1983
USS Olympia (SSN 717) commissioned 11/17/1984
USS Providence (SSN 719) commissioned 07/27/1985
USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) commissioned 11/23/1985
USS Chicago (SSN 721) commissioned 09/27/1986
USS Key West (SSN 722) commissioned 09/12/1987
USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) commissioned 07/09/1988
USS Louisville (SSN 724) commissioned 11/08/1986
USS Helena (SSN 725) commissioned 07/11/1987
USS Newport News (SSN 750) commissioned 06/03/1989
USS San Juan (SSN 751)commissioned 08/06/1988
USS Pasadena (SSN 752) commissioned 02/11/1989
USS Albany (SSN 753) commissioned 04/07/1990
USS Topeka (SSN 754) commissioned 10/21/1989
USS Miami (SSN 755) commissioned 06/30/1990
USS Scranton (SSN 756) commissioned 01/26/1991
USS Alexandria (SSN 757) commissioned 06/29/1991
USS Asheville (SSN 758) commissioned 09/28/1991
USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) commissioned 02/29/1992
USS Annapolis (SSN 760) commissioned 04/11/1992
USS Springfield (SSN 761) commissioned 01/09/1993
USS Columbus (SSN 762) commissioned 07/24/1993
USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) commissioned 01/08/1994
USS Boise (SSN 764) commissioned 11/07/1992
USS Montpelier (SSN 765) commissioned 03/13/1993
USS Charlotte (SSN 766) commissioned 09/16/1994
USS Hampton (SSN 767) commissioned 11/06/1993
USS Hartford (SSN 768) commissioned 12/10/1994
USS Toledo (SSN 769) commissioned 02/24/1995
USS Tucson (SSN 770) commissioned 08/18/1995
USS Columbia (SSN 771) commissioned 10/09/1995
USS Greeneville (SSN 772) commissioned 02/16/1996
USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) commissioned 09/13/1996  
Seawolf-Class (Active;9,200 tons)
USS Seawolf (SSN 21)
USS Connecticut (SSN 22)
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23)  
Virginia-Class (Active;7,800 tons)
USS Virginia (SSN 774) 
USS Texas (SSN 775)
USS Hawaii (SSN 776)
USS North Carolina (SSN 777) End of Block I1
New Hampshire (SSN 778) 
New Mexico (SSN 779) 
Missouri (SSN 780) 
California (SSN 781) 
Mississippi (SSN 782) Commissioning scheduled for June 02, 2012
Minnesota (SSN 783) End of Block II1, Christening scheduled for October 27, 2012
North Dakota (SSN 784)—Fixed Price Incentive Contract2 (N00024-09-C-2104) for Block III (8 subs) announced December 22, 2008. Commissioned on October 25, 2014; Sponsor, Katie Fowler
John Warner (SSN 785) - Ingalls; Sponsor Jeanne Warner; Keel Ceremony March 16, 2013; Commissioning Ceremony, August 01, 2015
Illinois (SSN 786) -EB  Commissioning Ceremony Saturday, 10/29/2016
Washington (SSN 787) -Ingalls - Christening
Colorado (SSN 788) -EB Christening Ceremony, Saturday, December 03, 2016
Indiana (SSN 789) -Ingalls; Sponsor Diane Donald; Keel Ceremony May 16, 2015 and Christening April 29, 2017
South Dakota (SSN 790) -EB
Delaware (SSN 791); Sponsor Jill Biden; Keel Ceremony Scheduled for 2013;
End of Block III; Begin Block IV
Vermont (SSN 792) -Ingalls/EB;
Oregon - EB (SSN 793)
Montana (SSN 794) Inglalls Newport News
Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) - EB
New Jersey (SSN 796) Inglalls Newport News
Iowa (SSN 797) - EB
Massachusetts (SSN 798) Inglalls Newport New
Idaho (SSN 799) - EB
Arkansas (SSN 800) - Inglalls Newport News (Navy Names Virginia-Class Submarine)
Utah (SSN 801) -EB (DoD Release No: NR-021-16)


Web:

UPDATED 04/13/2012 DefenseNews, Navy Names Five New Submarines.
GDEB, Complete Nuclear Submarine Lineup. Our nation's premiere submarine builder has put together a useful list of all nuclear line submarines

-----notes-----

1. Blocks are program points for assessment (congressional, military, design, costs etc) and phase in of prior accumulated design changes, both major and minor.

2. Each submarine is purchased without weapons for a fixed price of say $1.65 billion current dollars (weapons are purchased separately for, say another $.850 billion).

The contractor is then "incentivized" with additional dollars, as a function of capital investment (which is huge for shipbuilding) depending on negotiated performance goals.

Contracting on a fixed price basis without an established and fixed submarine design is illusory. The fixed price effectively becomes cost reimbursement each time the design is changed (this applies to the submarine's weapons as well as the submarine itself).

It is useful to use total cost of ownership figures as opposed to any single announced price tag. An announced price tag always comes with so many assumptions about future events that it rarely if ever is meaningful or represents the true price, even within large margins of error!

3. Depending on a 688 submarine's operational, maintenance and overhaul history its "30 year hull life" may be safely extended to between 34-38 years. So, a continuously activate 688 submarine commissioned in 1981 can have an expected decommissioning date of between 2015-2018. Of course older submarines generally cost more to operate so there are economic trade-offs.

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