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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 Blue Leadership

CDR Geoffry PattersonCommanding Officer
LCDR Mike ThorpeExecutive Officer
Master Chief Neil FordChief Of The Boat

 Maryland Gold Leadership

CDR Christopher HorganCommanding Officer
LCDR Nevin McChesneyExecutive Officer
Master Chief Pete RileyChief of the Boat

 Reporting Aboard


Congratulations on your orders to USS MARYLAND!

Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is the east coast homeport for the Ohio-class fleet ballistic and guided missile submarines and the only naval base in the Atlantic fleet capable of supporting the Trident II (D-5) missile. Established in 1978, the base is home to Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, Trident Training Facility, Trident Refit Facility, Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic, and other support-providing commands.

All new check-ins must initially report to Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) in accordance with official PCS orders. NSSC is located in the Pre-Deployment Training Building (PDTB), Building 1059. PDTB is also home to Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, all off-crew offices for units home ported in Kings Bay (to include the USS ALASKA Off-Crew Office) and other various support commands.

Driving Directions
To Pre-Deployment Training Building from Jacksonville International Airport: Exit the airport onto Airport Road. Turn left to merge onto I-95 N toward Savannah. Take exit 1 toward St Mary’s Rd. Turn right onto St Mary’s Rd and proceed east towards the base. To best ensure you have the best driving directions, consult with Google Maps or another mapping web site for specific directions to the PDTB, Building 1059. 

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. SUBGRU 10 employs a 24-hour Watch Officer that can be contacted by calling (912) 674-2247

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

Important Telephone Numbers:


USS Maryland Quarterdeck

(912) 573-2323

USS Maryland Command Duty Officer

(912) 674-8669

Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC)

(912) 573-2333

Housing Referral Office

(912) 573-2056

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites

(912) 573-4871/4971

Fleet & Family Support Center

(912) 573-4512

Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)

(912) 573-3988


(912) 573-4242

COMSUBGRU 10 Command Duty Officer (CDO)

(912) 674-2247

Useful Websites  
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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