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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.



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