USS NEWPORT NEWS is the 39th LOS ANGELES-class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the last ship in this class with its diving planes assigned to the sail structure. NEWPORT NEWS is the third ship in the Navy to bear the name.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: April 19, 1982|
|Keel Laid: March 3, 1984|
|Launched: March 15, 1986|
|Commissioned: June 3, 1989|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|Length: 360 feet (109.73 meters)|
|Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)|
|Draft: 32,15 feet (9.8 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 6,100 tons|
|Submerged: approx. 6,900 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots|
|Submerged: approx. 32 knots|
|Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles|
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Homeport: Norfolk, Va.|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS NEWPORT NEWS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Ship's Coat of Arms:
The insignia of the USS NEWPORT NEWS has the overall shape of an ellipse which is the same geometric shape of Newport News Shipbuilding's logo. This symbolizes the relationship between the ship and her builders. The center depicts the Victory Arch, the principle monument in the city of Newport News which is shown looming phantom-like in the background. The focal point is the USS NEWPORT NEWS, cruising the waters of the world to assure victory anywhere. The national colors are symbolically formed by the converging of sky, horizon, and sea. The stars represent the two previous naval vessels named for the city.
The motto Magni Nominus Umbra ("in the shadow of a great name") links the ship to the city for which she is named as well as the careers of previous naval ships that have carried the name Newport News.
Accidents aboard USS NEWPORT NEWS:
|January 8, 2007||Strait of Hormuz||At approx. 10:15 p.m. local time, the USS NEWPORT NEWS collides with the Japanese-flagged commercial cargo vessel MOGAMIGAWA while transiting submerged. No injuries are reported and NEWPORT NEWS' propulsion plant was unaffected by the collision.|
USS NEWPORT NEWS Patch Gallery:
USS NEWPORT NEWS Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the NEWPORT NEWS undergoing maintenance at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 27, 2010.