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USS Hawaii SSN-776 Submarine

The United States navy named their third Virginia-class submarine after the state of Hawaii: the USS Hawaii (SSN-776).

USS Hawaii (SSN-776)
Photo Credit: General Dynamics Electric Boat

On April 8, 2006 the U.S. Navy announced that the third of their Virginia-class attack submarines would be named the USS Hawaii (SSN-776). The announcement was formally made at USS Bowfin Submarine and Museum in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu.

In June of 2006 Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and United States Senator Daniel Inouye attended a blessing at the Electric Boat shipyard in Connecticut, where the USS Hawaii is being constructed. Senator Inouye was the keynote speaker at the ceremony.

The USS Hawaii (SSN-776) Submarine is the third in a series of Virginia-class attack submarine commissioned by the U.S. Navy. It is a nuclear-powered submarine that was designed to operate in both shallow water and deep water, and it uses digital images instead of a periscope to view above the waterline.

The USS Hawaii is expected to be commissioned sometime in 2007. The Navy has not yet selected a home port for the ship but it might be based at Pearl Harbor.

All Virginia Class Submarines

-USS Virginia (SSN-774)
-USS Texas (SSN-775) 2006
-USS Hawaii (SSN-776) 2007
-USS North Carolina (to be constructed) 2008
-USS New Hampshire (to be constructed) 2010
-USS New Mexico (to be constructed) 2010

See also:
- USS Hawaii CB-3 Navy Cruiser
- USS Kamehameha SSN-642 Submarine
- USS Bowfin Submarine Tour
- USS Arizona Battleship Memorial
- USS Missouri Battleship Tour

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