USS Maine (SSBN-741)
|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|
|Motto||Leadership, Peace, Vigilance|
|Status||in active service|
|Class and type||Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine|
|Length||560 ft (170 m)|
|Beam||42 ft (13 m)|
|Draft||38 ft (12 m)|
|Speed||Greater than 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Test depth||Greater than 800 feet (240 m)|
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
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.
Maine in fiction
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