USS CALIFORNIA is the eighth VIRGINIA - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and also the eighth ship in the Navy to bear the name. Her construction was completed 8 1/2 months ahead of schedule.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 14, 2003|
|Keel laid: May 1, 2009|
|Launched: November 14, 2010|
|Commissioned: October 29, 2011|
|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: Groton, Conn.|
|Crew: 15 officers, 117 enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CALIFORNIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.