One of the most powerful weapons in the world, Trident/Ohio Class: USS Michigan SSBN/SSGN 727 (27 HQ Photos)

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Just for those who aren't familiar. When the USS Michigan was converted from SSBN to SSGN, it denotes a conversion to carry guided missiles. How many? 22 tubes holding 7 Tomahawks each…totaling 154 Tomahawks with either conventional or nuclear warheads. If it ever went down, it's good to have this bad boy on our team. That being said, the men and women that control these powerful weapons are one of the reasons it, hopefully, will never actually come to the worst-case scenario.

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  • etcrr

    I wish you God's Speed Gentleman and thank you for your service

  • http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/ Neo

    #15 #23
    there always would be a sexy girl there

  • Anonymous

    Actually SSGN's are the first class of submarine to have female personnel on board.

    • Rick

      I knew there was talk about women on subs starting with Ohio class (b/c of large size/space issue), thanks for the correction

    • Submariner

      Negative… They are bringing women to SSBN's and SSGN's at the same time.

    • Sombre

      SSBN and SSGN, they are both taking on females. SSGN are modified SSBN's with a different role.

  • me.

    #22
    perky – who is she?

  • The NH Riddler

    I commend the men risking their lives on a daily basis to protect my freedom and opportunity…
    There's enough firepower in this machine to create a black-hole within our own planet if ever used. Why must we continue to carry such a payload when in reality, we will never really use them?

    – The NH Riddler

    • Stan_Dalone

      Because carrying them means peace is kept. It is used as a deterrent. If you stop carrying them sure as I use to live in NH there will be an immediate World War

    • Final

      Also to correct your over estimation NH, there is enough to ruin a medium countries day, not enough to destroy the whole planted literally. Repercussions later would possibly hurt us just as much.( cancer, radiation)
      As an example, The U.S.A has detonated at lease 1,000 Nuclear bombs/missiles on our own territory. (a little more than that if you must be accurate to the number its like 1,470 something)

      -Semper-Fi

    • Mike

      They were used….more recently than you think…

    • Sombre

      They are used as we speak. Do you really think missiles are only launched from jets? If a sub is within range and has the advantage, they dispense their arsenal. Lastly, it wouldn't make sense not to have them when questionable nations do.

  • Panzerrat

    #4 was taken in either 1998 or 1999. A return to port from a deterrent patrol. I was below decks in that picture, and could name most of the people in that picture

    • Rick

      If you have some photos, send 'em. I'm sure they would make for a great post, thanks

      • Stan_Dalone

        great post Rick

    • SwingoutScott

      Glad to see another Boomer-proud sailor. 7 years in the deterrent force myself onboard USS RHODE ISLAND and teaching COMCONEX at TTF KB.

      • SubmarineYN

        Nice… Nice to see another Kings Bay Guy.

  • James

    12 is GREAT! And 22…even better.

    #12
    #22

  • UssKeyWestssn722er

    I serve aboard a fast attack submarine the Great ship USS KEY WEST SSN 722 and I just wanted to say thanks to the people responsible for shredding a bit of light on a part of the service that no one really sees. Chive on people Pp

    • James

      Tangentially OT here, but during Clinton admin, the innase decision was made to remove the GO-Codes from the boomers with the idiotic belief this would prevent accidental/rogue release by boomer Capts & crews justifying move by stating codes could be helicoptered out in time of crisis as plenty of time would be had during initial crisis build-up. Was this innase craziness ever reversed? (Of course if not under Bush, now that we have Obama, fat chance)

  • monoxxide

    #22 is hella fine

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    […] Just for those who aren’t familiar. When the USS Michigan was converted from SSBN to SSGN, it denotes a conversion to carry guided missiles. How many? 22 tubes holding 7 Tomahawks each…totaling 154 Tomahawks with either conventional or nuclear warheads. If it ever went down, it’s good to have this bad boy on our team. That being said, the men and women that control these powerful weapons are one of the reasons it, hopefully, will never actually come to the worst-case scenario. theBRIGADE […]

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