USS New Hampshire (SSN-778), a Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, is the fourth vessel of the United States Navy to be named for the state of New Hampshire (though one of her predecessors, BB-70, existed only on paper – authorized, but cancelled before keel laying). She is the first of the Virginia Block II submarines to enter service. Her name was awarded to the submarine after a letter-writing campaign by the third-graders from Garrison Elementary School in Dover to their members of Congress, the state governor, and the Secretary of the Navy.
|Name:||USS New Hampshire|
|Namesake:||The State of New Hampshire|
|Ordered:||14 August 2003|
|Builder:||General Dynamics Electric Boat|
|Laid down:||30 April 2007|
|Launched:||21 February 2008|
|Christened:||21 June 2008|
|Commissioned:||25 October 2008|
|Identification:||MMSI number: 369970008|
|Motto:||"Live Free or Die"|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Virginia-class submarine|
|Length:||377 ft (115 m)|
|Beam:||34 ft (10 m)|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h)|
|Range:||Essentially unlimited distance; 33 years|
|Test depth:||800 ft (244 m)|
|Complement:||134 officers and enlisted|
The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 14 August 2003. Construction began in January 2004. A keel-laying ceremony for the submarine was held at Electric Boat's Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, on 30 April 2007. The ship's sponsor was Cheryl McGuinness of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the widow of Thomas McGuinness, co-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11, who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks when the jet was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
The submarine was launched on 21 February 2008 and christened four months later, on 21 June 2008 in Groton, Connecticut, eight months ahead of schedule and $54 million under budget. New Hampshire finished sea trials and was delivered to the Navy on 28 August 2008. The boat was commissioned in a ceremony at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, on 25 October 2008.
During the week of 13 March 2011, while on a mission under the Arctic ice cap, New Hampshire suffered an oxygen generator failure. This failure required the submarine to surface through the ice. The crew had used oxygen candles to make oxygen until the boat surfaced. United Technologies Corp., the company responsible for building the oxygen generator, had dispatched a representative with needed replacement parts to the submarine by way of a temporary ice camp, to assist the crew in repairing the problem.
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New Hampshire is a state in the United States of America.
New Hampshire may also refer to:
Province of New Hampshire, the colonial-era predecessor of the U.S. state
New Hampshire, Ohio, an unincorporated community in Auglaize County
New Hampshire (collection), a Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry by Robert Frost
New Hampshire (chicken), a breed of chicken
USS New Hampshire (1864), a storeship launched in 1864 and destroyed by fire in 1921
USS New Hampshire (BB-25), a Connecticut-class battleship commissioned in 1908 and sold for scrapping in 1923
USS New Hampshire (BB-70), a Montana-class battleship authorized in 1940 but canceled in 1943
USS New Hampshire (SSN-778), a Virginia-class submarine commissioned in 2008
University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Wildcats, the athletic teams of the University of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Avenue, a major street in Washington, DCSSN (hull classification symbol)
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USS New Hampshire may refer to one of a number of United States Navy ships named in honor of the state of New Hampshire:
USS New Hampshire (1864) was one of nine ships of the line authorized (as the USS Alabama) in 1816, but not launched until 1864 as a storeship and destroyed by fire in 1921
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USS New Hampshire (BB-70) was a Montana-class battleship authorized in 1940 but cancelled in 1943 before her keel was laid
USS New Hampshire (SSN-778) is a Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, commissioned in 2008 and currently in active service