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USS Virginia (CGN-38) (formerly DLGN-38)

USS Virginia was the lead ship of four VIRGINIA class nuclear powered guided missile cruisers ordered by the United States Navy.
[Status: Disposed of by Recycling ]
Class: CGN 38 - Virginia Class Cruiser, Guided Missile, Nuclear

 Delivery Date: 08/27/1976 
Award Date: 12/21/1971  Age (since delivery) (At time of disposal): 26.1 years 
Keel Date: 08/19/1972  Commission Date: 09/11/1976 
Launch Date: 12/14/1974  Decommission Date: 11/10/1994 
Age (since launch)(At time of disposal) 27.8 years  Years from Commission to Decommission: 18.2 
 Stricken Date: 11/10/1994 

Keel laid: August 19, 1972 
Launched: December 14, 1974 
Commissioned: September 11, 1976 
Decommissioned: November 10, 1994 
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va. 
Propulsion system: two D2G General Electric nuclear reactors 
Propellers: two 
Length: 585 feet (178 meters) 
Beam: 63 feet (19.2 meters) 
Draft: 31,5 feet (9.6 meters) 
Displacement: approx. 11,300 tons full load 
Speed: 30+ knots 
Aircraft: none and no helicopter landing capability 
Armament: two Mk-26 missile launcher for Standard missiles (MR) and ASROC, two Mk-141 Harpoon missile launchers, two armored box launchers for Tomahawk ASM/LAM, Mk-46 torpedoes from two triple mounts, two 5-inch/54 caliber Mk-45 lightweight guns, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, four machine guns 
Crew: 39 Officers, 539 Enlisted

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