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Commander, Submarine Group 10


USS Alaska (SSBN 732)
"Alert, Confident, Able"

 History

USS Alaska (SSBN-732), is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1986. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the Territory of Alaska or the State of Alaska.

 The contract to build Alaska was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 27 February 1978 and her keel was laid down there on 9 March 1983. She was launched on 12 January 1985, sponsored by Mrs. Catherine Stevens, and commissioned on 25 January 1986, with Captain Paul L. Callahan in command of the Blue Crew and Captain Charles J. Chotvacs in command of the Gold Crew. Alaska's original home port was Bangor, Washington.

Alaska's current home port is Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia.

 Facts and Figures

Builders: Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Ct.
Powerplant: One nuclear reactor, one shaft
Length: 560 feet (109.73 meters) Beam: 42 feet Displacement: Approx. 18,750 tons (17,010 metric tons)
Submerged Speed: 20+ knots (23+ MPH; 36,8+ KPH)
Crew: 13 officers, 121 enlisted Armament: 24 Missile tubes, 4 Torpedo tubes

 Alaska Blue Leadership

CDR Todd FiganbaumCommanding Officer
CDR Ron WithrowExecutive Officer
ETCS Nkosi SimsChief Of The Boat

 ALASKA GOLD LEADERSHIP

CDR Craig GummerCommanding Officer
LCDR Brian EarpExecutive Officer
MMCM Brian DoeblerChief Of The Boat

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