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US Navy - Attack Submarine

SSN 779 - USS New Mexico

 
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Type, class: Attack Submarine, nuclear propulsion - SSN; Virginia class (Block II)
Builder: Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, USA
 
STATUS:
Awarded: August 14, 2003
Laid down: April 12, 2008
Launched: January 17, 2009
Commissioned: March 27, 2010
IN SERVICE
  
Homeport: Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut
Namesake: State of New Mexico
Ships Motto: DEFENDEMOS NUESTRA TIERRA (we defend our land)
Technical Data: see: INFO > Virginia class Attack Submarine - SSN
 
images

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Arctic Ocean - March 2014

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Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Ice Camp Nautilus with USS New Mexico surfaced - March 2014

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Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014 - Ice Camp Nautilus with USS New Mexico in the background - March 2014

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Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, the Chief of Naval Operations, and a coterie of distinguished visitors make pause for a picture before boarding the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2014. ICEX 2014 is a U.S. Navy exercise highlighting submarine capabilities in an arctic environment.

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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - February 2014

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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - August 2013

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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - August 2013

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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - August 2013

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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - August 2013

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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - January 2013

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Groton, Connecticut - March 2012

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Groton, Connecticut - March 2012

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Groton, Connecticut - March 2012

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Groton, Connecticut - February 2012

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January 2012

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Groton, Connecticut - June 2010

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Groton, Connecticut - June 2010

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Groton, Connecticut - June 2010

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida - May 2010

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May 2010

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commissioning ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia - March 27, 2010

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commissioning ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia - March 27, 2010

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commissioning preparations Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia - March 2010

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commissioning preparations Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia - March 2010

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Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia - March 2010

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Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia - March 2010

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Atlantic Ocean - March 2010

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sea trials - November 2009

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christening ceremony at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - December 13, 2008
 
 
USS New Mexico (SSN 779):

In February 2012, New Mexico rendezvoused with the Royal Navy submarine HMS Astute underwater in the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center in the Bahamas for a series of war games. Present on-board each submarine were the head of the Royal Navy, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope and the head of the United States Navy, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert in an historic underwater meeting between the leaders of both navies.

New Mexico undertook her maiden deployment from February - August 2013. She also participated in ICEX 1-14 from March - April 2014, becoming the second Virginia-class submarine to surface at the North Pole in the process.
 
 
 
patches

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