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|
|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 |
|Homeport: Bangor, Wash.|
|Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted (2 crews)|
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.
Accidents aboard USS PENNSYLVANIA:
|September 29, 1989||Port 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.
USS PENNSYLVANIA Image Gallery: