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USS Washington (SSN 787)

USS WASHINGTON is the 14th VIRGINIA - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the third ship in the Navy named after the state of WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON is the fourth of eight Block III VIRGINIA-class submarines. Approximately 20 percent of WASHINGTON 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.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 22, 2008
Keel laid: November 22, 2014
Launched: March 25, 2016
Commissioned: October 7, 2017
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 WASHINGTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows PCU WASHINGTON preparing for commissioning at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 4, 2017.

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