USS NEW MEXICO is one of the VIRGINIA - class nuclear-powered attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Her construction was completed 4 months ahead of schedule.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 14, 2003|
|Keel laid: April 12, 2008|
|Launched: January 18, 2009|
|Commissioned: March 27, 2010|
|Builder: Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|Length: 377 feet (115 meters)|
|Beam: 34 feet (10.4 meters)|
|Draft: 30.5 feet (9.3 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 6,950 tons Submerged: approx. 7,800 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 25 knots Submerged: approx. 32 knots|
|Homeport: Norfolk, Va.|
|Crew: 15 officers, 117 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS NEW MEXICO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS NEW MEXICO Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the NEW MEXICO at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on December 26, 2021.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the NEW MEXICO at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on September 6, 2022.