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Commander, Submarine Group 10


USS Wyoming (SSBN 742)
Cedant Arma Toga
"Force Must Yield to Law"


 History

Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 8 August 1991, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT; Launched, 15 July 1995; Commissioned, USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), 13 July 1996; Wyoming is in commission, assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, and homeported at Kings Bay, GA.

The fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named "Wyoming", although it was only the third named for the state. One ship of the United States Navy has been named USS Wyoming in honor of the valley in eastern Pennsylvania that runs along the Susquehanna River.

The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 18 October 1989 and her keel was laid down on 8 August 1991. She was launched on 15 July 1995 sponsored by Mrs. Monika B. Owens, and commissioned on 13 July 1996, with Captain Randall D. Preston in command of the Blue Crew and Commander Seth F. Paradise in command of the Gold Crew.

On 26 July, Wyoming arrived at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, becoming the ninth submarine to be homeported there.

 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

 Wyoming Blue Leadership

CDR Wayne WallCommanding Officer
LCDR Timothy YanikExecutive Officer
MMCM Jimmy HendricksChief Of The Boat

 Wyoming Gold Leadership

CDR Chris NashCommanding Officer
LCDR David BrooksExecutive Officer
MMCM Ron HatchChief Of The Boat

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