Attack Submarine

SSN 779  -  USS New Mexico

 

 

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Type, Class:

 

Attack Submarine, nuclear propulsion - SSN; Virginia - class (Block II)

Builder:

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries - 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:

 

Groton, Connecticut

Namesake:

 

State of New Mexico

Ship’s Motto:

 

DEFENDEMOS NUESTRA TIERRA  ‘we defend our land’

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

 see: INFO > Virginia class Attack Submarine - SSN

 

images

 

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Ice camp Nautilus - during ICEX 1-14 - March 2014

 

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Ice camp Nautilus - during ICEX 2014 - March 2014

 

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Ice camp Nautilus - during ICEX 2014 - March 2014

 

Ice camp Nautilus - during ICEX 2014 - March 2014

 

Groton, Connecticut - February 2014

 

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Groton, Connecticut - August 2013

 

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Groton, Connecticut - January 2013

 

Groton, Connecticut - March 2012

 

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Groton, Connecticut - March 2012

 

Groton, Connecticut - March 2012

 

Groton, Connecticut - February 2012

 

Groton, Connecticut - June 2010

 

Groton, Connecticut - June 2010

 

Groton, Connecticut - June 2010

 

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commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - March 27, 2010

 

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commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - March 27, 2010

 

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Norfolk, Virginia - March 2010

 

Norfolk, Virginia - March 2010

 

Atlantic Ocean - March 2010

 

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Atlantic Ocean - November 2009

 

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christening ceremony - Newport News, 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 a 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 first Virginia-class submarine to surface at the North Pole in the process.

 

patches

 

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