USS CONNECTICUT is the second of the three SEAWOLF - class nuclear powered Attack Submarines and the fifth ship in the Navy to bear the name of the state. On May 1, 2002, the submarine left Groton, Conn., on its maiden deployment to the Mediterranean.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: May 3, 1992|
|Launched and Christened: September 1, 1997|
|Commissioned: December 11, 1998|
|Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|Length: 353 feet (107.6 meters)|
|Beam: 40 feet (12.2 meters)|
|Draft: 35 feet (10.67 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,460 tons|
|Submerged: approx. 9,137 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots|
|Submerged: approx. 35 knots|
|Homeport: Bremerton, Wash.|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 121 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CONNECTICUT. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS CONNECTICUT:
|April 27, 2003||near the North Pole||During the ICEX 2003 naval exercises near the North Pole, USS CONNECTICUT was stalked and "attacked" by a "hostile" polar bear when the submarine poked its sail and rudder through the ice.|
The damage to CONNECTICUT's rudder was reported to be minor.
USS CONNECTICUT Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the CONNECTICUT at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on October 12, 2019. Note the damage on the front of the sail.