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USS Tennessee (SSBN 734)

USS TENNESSEE is the ninth ship in the OHIO class of Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name of the state.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 7, 1982
Keel laid: June 9, 1986
Launched: December 13, 1986
Commissioned: December 17, 1988
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: Kings Bay, Georgia
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 TENNESSEE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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The photos below were taken by me on October 27, 2010, and show the TENNESSEE at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., during her 36-month Engineering Refueling Overhaul there. Note the crane lowering a launch tube hatch on the deck of TENNESSEE.

The photo below was taken by me and shows the TENNESSEE at HMNB Clyde, Faslane, Scotland, on October 8, 2016. The submarine arrived at Faslane on October 7. Although the Navy called it a scheduled port visit, there were rumors around the base that the reason for the visit were medical issues with a crewmember. However, this has not been confirmed by any official source.

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