USS Maine (SSBN-741)

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USS Maine (SSBN-741)
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USS Maine (SSBN-741) in the Caribbean Sea approximately 50 nautical miles (93 kilometers) due south of Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
United States
Namesake: The U.S. state of Maine
Ordered: 5 October 1988
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Laid down: 3 July 1990
Launched: 16 July 1994
Commissioned: 29 July 1995
Homeport: Bangor, Washington
Motto: Leadership, Peace, Vigilance
Status: in active service
Badge: 741insig.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine
  • 16,764 long tons (17,033 t) surfaced[1][2]
  • 18,750 long tons (19,050 t) submerged[1]
Length: 560 ft (170 m)
Beam: 42 ft (13 m)[1]
Draft: 38 ft (12 m)
  • 1 × S8G PWR nuclear reactor[1]
  • 2 × geared turbines[1]
  • 1 × 325 hp (242 kW) auxiliary motor
  • 1 × shaft @ 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)[1]
Speed: Greater than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)[3]
Test depth: Greater than 800 feet (240 m)[3]

USS Maine (SSBN-741) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine in commission since 1995. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship authorized, and the third commissioned, to be named in honor of the state of Maine. She has the capability to carry 24 nuclear armed Trident ballistic missiles.

Construction and commissioning[edit]

The contract to build Maine was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Connecticut, on 5 October 1988, and her keel was laid there on 3 July 1990. Maine was launched on 16 July 1994, delivered to the U.S. Navy on 23 June 1995, and commissioned on 29 July 1995 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, on the shore of its namesake state.

Service history[edit]

Maine has been homeported at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, Washington since December 2005. Prior to this, she was homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay from August 1995 until December 2005.

Maine in fiction[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ohio-class SSGN-726". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Peter. "Newport News contract awarded". Daily Press. Retrieved 27 September 2011.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Submarine Frequently Asked Questions". Chief of Naval Operations Submarine Warfare Division. Retrieved 27 September 2011.

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