About USS Texas (SSN 775)
Commissioned Sept. 9, 2006, Texas was the second Virginia-class attack submarine constructed and the first submarine to be named after the Lone Star State. Two battleships and a cruiser were previously named USS Texas, and three active Los Angeles-class submarines, USS Dallas (SSN 700), USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) and USS Houston (SSN 713) have been named for cities in Texas.
Measuring 377 feet long, weighing 7,800 tons when submerged and with a complement of more than 130 crewmembers, Texas is one of the Navy’s newest and most technologically sophisticated submarines.
The state-of-the-art submarine is capable of supporting a multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike, naval special warfare involving special operations forces, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, irregular warfare, and mine warfare.