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USS WEST VIRGINIA is the eleventh ship in the OHIO class and the first submarine and the third U.S. Naval ship to bear the name of this state.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid: October 24, 1987|
|Launched: October 14, 1989|
|Commissioned: October 20, 1990|
|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: Kings Bay, Georgia|
|Crew: 17 Officers, 15 Chief Petty Officers and 122 Enlisted (2 crews)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS WEST VIRGINIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.