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Virginia class submarine.jpg
An artist's rendering of a Virginia class submarine underway.
Career (US)
Name: USS California
Namesake: The state of California
Awarded: 14 August 2003
Builder: Northrop Grumman Newport News
Laid down: 1 May 2009
Status: Under construction in US by Navy, unassigned to fleet
General characteristics
Class and type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7800 tons light, 7900 tons full
Length: 114.9 meters (377 feet)
Beam: 10.3 meters (34 feet)
Propulsion: S9G reactor
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)[1]
Range: Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years
Test depth: greater than 800 feet (250 meters) [2]
Complement: 134 officers and men[1]

PCU California (SSN-781), will be the eighth Virginia-class submarine. The contract to build her was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard (then called Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.) in Newport News, Virginia, on 14 August 2003.

USS California will be the first Virginia class submarine built with the advanced electromagnetic signature reduction system; although it will be refitted into older submarines of the class.[3]




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