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USS New Mexico (SSN 779)

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
Propellers: one
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
Armament: Tomahawk missiles from 12 VLS tubes, four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon, advanced mobile mines and unmanned undersea vehicles
Homeport: Groton, Conn.
Crew: 15 officers, 117 enlisted


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Crew List:

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.


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