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 Leadership

 
  
  
CDR John StrunkCommanding Officer
LCDR Kenneth PackardExecutive Officer
ETVCM Matthew BarlowChief Of The Boat

 
 

Reporting Aboard

Congratulations on your orders to USS WYOMING!

Normally homeported in Kings Bay, USS WYOMING 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
Your Name/Rate
USS WYOMING (SSBN 742) (Blue/Gold)
Unit 100305 Box 1 
FPO AA 34093

Important Phone Numbers
 
 
USS WYOMING Barge Quarterdeck (24/7)
(757) 967-2274
Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC)
(757) 967-6926/6934
Naval Submarine Support Center (NSSC) CDO
​(757) 636-3479
Navy Lodge
(757) 489-2656
Fleet & Family Support Center of Hampton Roads       
(757) 444-2102
COMSUBGRU 10 Command Duty Officer
(912) 674-2247 (Cell)
 
Useful Websites
 
Fleet and Family Readiness for Kings Bay Area
www.cnic.navy.mil/KingsBay/
Information on Military Housing
www.housing.navy.mil
Information on Childcare
www.militarychild.org
Various subject dealing with relocation
www.militaryonesource.com
Navy Exchange Information
www.navy-nex.com
Military Installation Overview
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil