General Dynamics Electric Boat rolls out US Navy SSN 793 Oregon Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine


According to a Tweet released on April 14, 2020, General Dynamics Electric Boat operations team made some terrific progress over the weekend in rolling out the 793 Oregon. This team includes hundreds of trades personnel. Transfer cars started rolling precisely on schedule on Friday, April 11, 2020, morning at 7:00 a.m.


General Dynamics Electric Boat rolls out US Navy SSN 793 Oregon Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine 925 001 General Dynamics Electric Boat rolls out US Navy SSN 793 Oregon Virginia Class nuclear attack submarine on April 11, 2020. (Picture source General Dynamics Electric Boat)


General Dynamics Electric Boat was christened Oregon (SSN 793), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

The submarine Oregon is the 20th ship of the Virginia Class. The central characteristic of the class is the modularity derived from the design/build approach, which supports efficient construction and mission capability. This provides the U.S. Navy with a submarine class that advances the state-of-the-art with each succeeding ship. Oregon’s adaptability makes it highly responsive to changing mission requirements.

The Virginia class, also known as the SSN-774 class, is a class of nuclear-powered cruise missile fast-attack submarines, currently in the military service in the United States Navy. Designed by General Dynamics's Electric Boat (EB) and the Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Virginia-class submarines are the American Navy's latest undersea warfare platform which incorporates the latest in stealth, intelligence gathering and weapons systems technology.

The Virginia class submarine is equipped with 12 vertical missile launch tubes and four 533mm torpedo tubes. The vertical launching system has the capacity to launch 16 Tomahawk submarine-launched cruise missiles (SLCM) in a single salvo. There is capacity for up to 26 mk48 ADCAP mod 6 heavyweight torpedoes and sub harpoon anti-ship missiles to be fired from the 21in torpedo tubes.

According to open-source budget documents, Virginia-class submarines are planned to be equipped with a high-energy laser weapon likely to be incorporated into the photonics mast and have a power output of 300–500 kilowatts, based on the submarine's 30 megawatts reactor capacity.


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