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USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735)



USS PENNSYLVANIA is the tenth ship in the OHIO class and the first submarine in the Navy to bear the name of the state.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: January 10, 1984
Launched: April 23, 1988
Commissioned: September 9, 1989
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 560 feet (171 meters)
Beam: 42 feet (12.8 meters)
Draft: 36,5 feet (11.1 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 16,765 tons
Submerged: approx. 18,750 tons
Speed: 20+ knots
Armament: 24 tubes for Trident I and II, Mk-48 torpedoes, four torpedo tubes
Homeport: Bangor, Wash.
Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted (2 crews)


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PENNSYLVANIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS PENNSYLVANIA:

DateWhereEvents
September 29, 1989Port Canaveral, Fla.
the newly-commissioned USS PENNSYLVANIA runs aground as it enters the channel during its first visit to Port Canaveral, Fla. Tugboats free the submarine in about two hours and a Navy spokesman says, "As far as we know, it's fine". Port Canaveral is a public dock facility adjacent to the Navy complex where submarines are loaded with missiles foir test firings off Cape Canaveral.


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