USS MINNESOTA is the 10th VIRGINIA - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy named after the state of Minnesota. She was delivered almost 11 months ahead of schedule. Soon after commissioning, a broken pipe joint was discovered in MINNESOTA's nuclear reactor. This issue resulted in an extended 27-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Conn. In May 2016, the MINNESOTA returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn.
In January 2015, USS MINNESOTA became the first US Navy attack submarine to include a female officer in the crew.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 14, 2003|
|Keel laid: May 20, 2011|
|Launched: November 3, 2012|
|Commissioned: September 7, 2013|
|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 MINNESOTA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.