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USS John Warner (SSN 785)

USS JOHN WARNER is the 12th VIRGINIA - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the first ship in the Navy named after Senator John Warner. JOHN WARNER is the second of eight Block III VIRGINIA-class submarines. Approximately 20 percent of JOHN WARNER were redesigned to lower acquisition cost and increase operational flexibility. The changes include a ship's bow redesign, replacing 12 individual launch tubes with two large-diameter VIRGINIA Payload Tubes, each capable of launching six UGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles. In April 2018, the JOHN WARNER became the first VIRGINIA - class submarine to fire missiles in combat when she launched six Tomahawk cruise missile on Syrian targets.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 22, 2008
Keel laid: March 16, 2013
Launched: September 10, 2014
Commissioned: August 1, 2015
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 two VIRGINIA Payload Tubes (VPT), four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon, advanced mobile mines and unmanned undersea vehicles
Homeport: Norfolk, Va.
Crew: 15 officers, 117 enlisted

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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS JOHN WARNER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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USS JOHN WARNER Image Gallery:

The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show USS JOHN WARNER at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on September 21, 2018.

The photos below were taken by Jim Chestnut and show USS JOHN WARNER off Greenock, Scotland, on her way to Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde at Faslane on September 15, 2020. JOHN WARNER is in the fourth month of a scheduled North Atlantic deployment and has already visited Rota, Spain, and Plymouth, England, during this cruise.

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