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SSN 783 - USS Minnesota

 
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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 20, 2011
Launched: November 3, 2012
Commissioned: September 7, 2013
IN SERVICE
  
Homeport: Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut
Namesake: State of Minnesota
Ships Motto: EX SEPTENTRIO VIRTUS (from the north star, power)
Technical Data: see: INFO > Virginia class Attack Submarine - SSN
 
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Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - January 2014

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

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - January 2014

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - January 2014

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departing Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - January 2014

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commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 7, 2013

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commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 7, 2013

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commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 7, 2013

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commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 7, 2013

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commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - September 7, 2013

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August 2013

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August 2013

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Port Canaveral, Florida - August 2013

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Port Canaveral, Florida - August 2013

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Port Canaveral, Florida - August 2013

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Port Canaveral, Florida - August 2013

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August 2013

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Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia - June 2013

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preparations for launching ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - November 1, 2012

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christening ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - October 27, 2012

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christening ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - October 27, 2012

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final outfitting at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - October 2012

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final outfitting at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - October 2012

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keel laying ceremony at Huntington Ingalls - Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia - May 20, 2011
 
 
USS Minnesota (SSN 783):

After commissioning, Minnesota remained at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyards in Groton, CT for over two years. A broken pipe joint was discovered in the vessel's nuclear reactor. The pipe had been tampered with in order to make the part appear within specifications. Although a failure of the pipe would not result in a reactor incident, it would affect the reactor's ability to produce steam used for propulsion. The same issue has been discovered on two other boats in the class. A Navy investigation determined that two other ships had the same issue, and the U.S. Justice Department commenced an investigation of the contractor responsible for the defective parts.

On 27 May 2016, Minnesota left the Electric Boat shipyards for its home port, the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, to prepare for fleet operations.
 
 
 
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