Monday, 9 March 2015

USS Texas Documentary - Armed With The World's Deadliest Torpedo - Documentary Films Channel

USS Texas (SSN-775) is a Virginia-class submarine, and the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the state of Texas.

The contract to develop her was awarded to the Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard (then called Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.) in Newport News, Virginia on 30 September 1998 and her keel was laid down on 12 July 2002. She was christened on 31 July 2004 by Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States. She was released into the James River on 9 April 2005.

Under the command of Captain John Litherland, Texas showed up at Galveston Bay on 4 September 2006 and was escorted right into the harbor by Elissa. Texas was commissioned in Galveston, Texas, and signed up with the united state Atlantic Fleet on 9 September 2006.

The ship, under the command of Commander Robert Roncska, departed New London Naval Submarine Base at Groton for Pearl Harbor on 16 September 2009. On its means to Pearl Harbor, the sub traveled to the Arctic Ocean and emerged near the North Pole's cold pack. Due to the density of the ice on the West Coast, the sub turned about and completed its westbound transit through the Panama Canal. The Texas arrived in her new residence port on 23 November 2009.

The sub left Pearl Harbor for her initial three-month operational patrol on 19 May 2010. The location of the ship's very first implementation was not revealed by the Navy.

Commander Andrew Hertel alleviated as the Commanding Officer on February 1, 2012 and as of May 2012, the submarine is undergoing a scheduled 20-month-long overhaul.

"In the leading edge is a complete view of Texas, ready to leave and take the fight to the enemy. Emblazoned on her hull is the shape of the state of Texas, denoting the exceptional patriotism and management the citizens of Texas have actually added to the American country. Situated within the state summary is a symbol of the atom, representing the warfighting capability and endurance managed Texas by nuclear power.

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