OHIO (SSBN-726) class SSBN Weapon Systems // Ships // Submarines

Country of Origin: USA

These are the largest submarines built in the United States (the Russian TYPHOON-class SSBNs are almost twice as large). They are the only 24-tube strategic missile submarines in the world, the Russian TYPHOON class having only 20 tubes. Initial operational capability (IOC) was achieved on Nov. 11, 1981 (USS OHIO). A force of 20 OHIO-class Trident submarines was originally planned (SSBN-726/-749). Because of budget cuts and the uncertainty of SSBN force requirements during arms-control...


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