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USS Alaska (SSBN-732)
USS Alaska (SSBN-732)
Career (US)
Name: USS Alaska
Namesake: The U.S. state of Alaska
Ordered: 27 February 1978
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Laid down: 9 March 1983
Launched: 12 January 1985
Sponsored by: Mrs. Catherine Stevens
Commissioned: 25 January 1986
Homeport: Kings Bay, Georgia
Motto: Alert, Confident, Able
Status: in active service, as of 2010
Badge:
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General characteristics
Class and type: Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine
Displacement: 16,764 metric tons (16,499 long tons) surfaced[1][2]
18,750 metric tons (18,450 long tons) submerged[1]
Length: 170.69 meters (560 feet)
Beam: 42 ft (13 m)[1]
Draft: 11.5 meters (38 ft)
Propulsion: 1xS8G PWR nuclear reactor[1]
2x geared turbines[1]
1x325 hp (242 kW) auxiliary motor
1 shaft @ 60,000 shp (45 MW)[1]
Speed: 25+ knots (46+ km/h)[3]
Test depth: 243.8+ meters (800+ ft)[4]
Complement: 15 officers[1][2]
140 enlisted[1][2]
Armament:

MK-48 torpedoes

24 × Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles

USS Alaska (SSBN-732), is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1986. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the Territory of Alaska or the State of Alaska.

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Construction and commissioning

The contract to build Alaska was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 27 February 1978 and her keel was laid down there on 9 March 1983. She was launched on 12 January 1985, sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Stevens, and commissioned on 25 January 1986, with Captain Paul L. Callahan in command of the Blue Crew and Captain Charles J. Chotvacs in command of the Gold Crew.

Service history

Alaska's original home port was Bangor, Washington.

Alaska's current home port is Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia.

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References

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