The Jimmy Carter Submarine : the Most Heavily Armed Sub in the World
The Jimmy Carter Submarine : the Most Heavily Armed Sub in
Groton, Connecticut -- (NNSl)
February 3, 2005 -- The Seawolf-class nuclear-powered attack submarine Jimmy
Carter (SSN 23),
underway during sea trials.
Photo Courtesy General Dynamics Electric Boat
Built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn.,
Seawolf is the fastest, quietest, most heavily armed submarine in the world.
Jimmy Carter is the third and final submarine of the Seawolf-class. A unique
feature of the Jimmy Carter is a 100-foot hull extension called the
Multi-Mission Platform, which provides enhanced payload capabilities, enabling
the submarine to accommodate the advanced technology required to develop and
test a new generation of weapons, sensors and undersea vehicles. The Jimmy
Carter was delivered to the U.S. Navy on Dec. 22, 2004 and is due to be
commissioned on Feb. 19, 2005.