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USS Maryland (SSBN 738)
Timete Deum Solum et Ignominiam
"Fear Only God and Dishonor"


Ohio Class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 22 April 1986, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.; Launched, 10 August 1991; Commissioned, USS Maryland (SSBN-738), 13 June 1992. Maryland is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet, and homeported at Kings Bay, GA.

USS Maryland (SSBN-738) is the 13th of 18 Ohio-class submarines in the United States Navy. She is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named Maryland. Built by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics in Groton, Connecticut, Maryland was commissioned in 13 June 1992. She is currently part of the Atlantic Fleet and homeported in 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
USS Maryland (SSBN 738)

 Maryland Leadership

CDR Geoffry PattersonCommanding Officer
LCDR Mike ThorpeExecutive Officer
MMCM Walt RendelllChief Of The Boat

 Reporting Aboard

Congratulations on your orders to USS MARYLAND!

USS MARYLAND is currently undergoing a major overhaul at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and is temporarily home-ported in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines. It's the oldest and largest industrial facility that belongs to the U.S. Navy, and it's also the most multifaceted.

All new check-ins must first report to Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) Commander, Submarine Squadron Six 9168 Second Street, STE 202, Norfolk, VA 23511 in accordance with official PCS orders.

Driving Directions
To best ensure you have the best driving directions, consult with Google Maps or another mapping web site for specific directions to Norfolk Naval Station. Proceed through Gate 5; turn right onto “2nd St.”, STE 202 is on the right. Please park across the street and report to the quarterdeck in STE 202.

Note: Ensure to report in the appropriate uniform for the season with a regulation haircut. Bring all records, orders, endorsements, travel-related receipts, new address, etc. After hours, please make sure you leave a good contact number (i.e. cell phone/relative/friend), in case we need to reach you prior to the next work day.

Mailing Address
Commanding Officer
(Attn:  Your Name/Rate
FPO AA 34092-2129

Support Barge Telephone Numbers:


YN Office

(757) 396-5806


(757) 396-4343


(757) 396-5009


(757) 396-5870

Important Telephone Numbers:


NSSC Admin

(757) 967-6926/6934

NSSC Duty Officer

(757) 636-3479

NSSC Duty Petty Officer

(757) 373-7262

Navy Lodge 

(757) 489-2656

Fleet and Family Support Centers
of Hampton Roads

(757) 444-2102

Useful Websites  
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Fleet and Family Readiness for Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Information on Military Housing
Information on Childcare
Various subject dealing with relocation
Navy Exchange Information
Military Installation Overview

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