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US Navy - Attack Submarine

SSN 781 - USS California

 
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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: May 1, 2009
Launched: November 13, 2010
Commissioned: October 29, 2011
IN SERVICE
  
Homeport: Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut
Namesake: State of California
Ships Motto: SILENTIUM EST AUREUM (silence is golden)
Technical Data: see: INFO > Virginia class Attack Submarine - SSN
 
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Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) prepare an Mk-48 inert training torpedo
during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017

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expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017


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Sailors prepare the weapon loading skid for an Mk-48 inert training torpedo
during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017


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Sailors guide an Mk-48 inert training torpedo into the weapon loading skid
during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017

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Sailors guide an Mk-48 inert training torpedo into the weapon loading skid
during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017

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Sailors guide an Mk-48 inert training torpedo into the weapon loading skid
during an expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017


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Sailors conduct final checks on an Mk-48 inert training torpedo during an
expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017

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expeditionary ordnance loading exercise onboard Naval Station Rota, Spain - January 2017

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returning from its maiden deployment  to Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - January 2015

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returning from its maiden deployment  to Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - January 2015

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Groton, Connecticut - January 2013

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Groton, Connecticut - January 2013

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Groton, Connecticut - January 2012

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commissioning preparations at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - October 2011

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commissioning preparations at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - October 2011

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Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - October 2011

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September 2011

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September 2011

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September 2011

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September 2011

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September 2011

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sea trials - June 2011


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christening ceremony at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - September 29, 2011 (Northrop Grumman photo via US Navy)

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keel laying ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - May 1, 2009
 
 
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