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USS Iowa (SSN-797)
Lead boat of Virginia class USS Virginia (SSN 774) returns to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard following the successful completion of its "alpha" sea trials in 2004.
The lead boat of the Virginia class, USS Virginia (SSN-774).
Career (USA)
Name: USS Iowa
Namesake: State of Iowa
Ordered: April 28, 2014[1]
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
General characteristics
Class & type: Virginia-class submarine
Displacement: 7,800 tons
Length: 377 ft (115 m)
Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)
Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)
Propulsion: S9G reactor auxiliary diesel engine
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Endurance: can remain submerged for up to 3 months
Test depth: greater than 800 ft (244 m)
Complement:
  • 15 officers
  • 120 enlisted men
Armament: 12 VLS tubes, four 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes BGM-109 Tomahawk

Iowa (SSN-797), a Virginia-class submarine, will be the fourth U.S. Navy ship named for the state of Iowa. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus officially announced the name on September 2, 2015, during a news briefing at Iowa State University.[2]

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