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SSBN-726 Ohio-Class FBM Submarines


Builders: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division.
Power Plant: One S8G nuclear reactor
core reloaded every nine years
two geared steam turbines,
one shaft, output of 60,000 hp
Length: 560 feet (170.69 meters)
Beam: 42 feet (10.06 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: 16,764 tons
Submerged:18,750 tons
Speed: Official: 20+ knots (23+ miles per hour, 36.8 +kph)
Actual: 25 knots submerged speed
Operating Depth: Official: "greater than 800 feet"
Actual: greater than 1,000 feet
Armament: 24 - tubes for Trident I and II,
4 - torpedo tubes with Mk48 Torpedoes
Systems: AN/BQQ-6 passive-only spherical bow and conformal sonar arrays
AN/BQR-19 active short range navigation set
AN/BQS-13 Active sonar
AN/BQS-15 high-frequency short range under-ice sonar set
TB-16B or TB-23 passive towed array

AN/BPS-15A I-Band search and navigation radar
AN/WLR-8(V) radar receiver
MK 98 Digital Missile Fire Control System (FCS) for Trident missiles
MK 118 Torpedo FCS
Crew: 15 Officers, 140 Enlisted
Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
$50,00,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]
Date Deployed: November 11, 1981 (USS Ohio)

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