USS CONNECTICUT is the second of the three SEAWOLF class nuclear powered Attack Submarines. These three submarines are the quietest in the world.
USS CONNECTICUT is the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name of the state. On May 1, 2002, the submarine left Groton, Conn., on its maiden deployment to the Mediterranean.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: May 3, 1992|
|Launched and Christened: September 1, 1997|
|Commissioned: December 11, 1998|
|Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|Length: 353 feet (107.6 meters)|
|Beam: 40 feet (12.2 meters)|
|Draft: 35 feet (10.67 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,460 tons|
|Submerged: approx. 9,137 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots|
|Submerged: approx. 35 knots|
|Armament: Tomahawk missiles and Mk-48 torpedoes from eight 660 mm torpedo tubes, ability to lay mines|
|Homeport: Bremerton, Wash.|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 121 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CONNECTICUT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS CONNECTICUT:
|April 27, 2003||near the North Pole||During the ICEX 2003 naval exercises near the North Pole, USS CONNECTICUT was stalked and "attacked" by a "hostile" polar bear when the submarine poked its sail and rudder through the ice.|
The damage to CONNECTICUT's rudder was reported to be minor.
USS CONNECTICUT Image Gallery: