USS Maine (SSBN 741)

Submarine Squadron 17

Bangor, WA
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About USS Maine (SSBN 741)

USS Maine (SSBN 741) is the 16th submarine of the Ohio class of ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs), and the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name.

The keel of Maine was laid on July 3, 1990, and she was christened on July 16, 1994 by Mrs. Donna Cochran McLarty, wife of Thomas F. McLarty III, White House Chief of Staff. Maine was commissioned on July 29, 1995 at Kittery, Maine.

Originally assigned to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Maine shifted her homeport to Naval Submarine Base Bangor, Wash., in 2006.

Maine has distinguished herself by receiving the Battle Efficiency Award (Battle "E") multiple times, most recently in 2012.

Boat Characteristics

Class  Ohio-class ballistic missile
Displacement 16,764 metric tons surfaced
18,750 metric tons submerged
Length 560 ft (170 m)
Beam  42 ft (13 m)
Draft 38 ft (12 m)
Propulsion 1 x S8G PWR nuclear reactor
2 x geared turbines
1 x 325 hp (242 kW) auxiliary motor
1 x shaft @ 60,000 shp (45,000 kW)
Speed Greater than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) 
Test depth Greater than 800 feet (240 m)
Complement 15 officers, 140 enlisted
Armament MK-48 torpedoes
Up to 20 Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles