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USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735)
|Ordered:||29 November 1982|
|Laid down:||2 March 1987|
|Launched:||23 April 1988|
|Commissioned:||9 September 1989|
|Displacement:||14802 tons light, 16854 tons full, 2052 tons dead|
|Length:||170.6 meters (560 feet)|
|Beam:||12.8 meters (42 feet)|
|Draft:||11.5 meters (38 feet)|
|Complement:||13 officers, 140 men|
24 Trident II D-5 Ballistic Missiles
|Motto:||Virtue, Independence, Liberty|
The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 29 November 1982 and her keel was laid down on 2 March 1987. She was launched on 23 April 1988 sponsored by Mrs. Marilyn Garrett, and commissioned on 9 September 1989, with Captain Richard M. Camp commanding the Blue Crew and Captain A. Lee Edwards commanding the Gold Crew.
- At least 15 years of history go here.
See USS Pennsylvania for other ships of the same name.
Pennsylvania in fiction
- In Tom Clancy's novel Debt of Honor, the Pennsylvania is one of several submarines sent to deal with the Japanese invasion of the Marinas Islands.
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