USS RHODE ISLAND is the 15th TRIDENT class Fleet Ballistic Submarine and the third U.S. Naval ship to be named in honor of the 13th state of the Union.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid: December 1, 1990|
|Launched: July 17, 1993|
|Commissioned: July 9, 1994|
|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 RHODE ISLAND. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS RHODE ISLAND Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the RHODE ISLAND at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., on October 4, 2017. The RHODE ISLAND is presently undergoing a 27-month Engineered Refueling Overhaul (EROH) at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.