USS Pennsylvania SSBN-735 Submarine Model
Sail again with the crew of the USS Pennsylvania in this handcrafted wooden submarine model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.
Length – 20 inch
USS Pennsylvania (SSBN-735) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine that has been in commission since 1989. She is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
On 29 September 1989, Pennsylvania ran aground as she entered the channel during her first visit to Port Canaveral, Florida. Tugboats freed her in about two hours. A U.S. Navy investigation determined that Pennsylvania was properly positioned in the channel, but the channel had been silted by the recent passing of Hurricane Hugo. Pennsylvania has been rerouted to Port Canaveral shortly after another submarine had struck a buoy that had repositioned in the entrance channel of Kings Bay but it was thought at the time that the channel to Port Canaveral was not affected. This boat received no damage with the exception of pride. This was a rare occasion of a warship running aground and the Commanding Officer not being disciplined. Shortly thereafter, Pennsylvania departed on her first strategic deterrent patrol which lasted 82 days.
In 2012, Pennsylvania completed a mid-life 2-1/2 year Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where her reactor was refueled for an estimated 25 more years of service.
On 28 March 2014 Commander John E. Cage relieved Commander Gustavo Gutierrez as Commanding Officer. On 17 April 2015 Commander Andrew Clark took command at a ceremony in Bangor, Washington.
On 14 June 2014, the Gold crew under the command of Commander G. Tiger Pittman, completed a record-setting 140-day strategic deterrent patrol. This is the longest strategic deterrent patrol completed since the beginning of the Poseidon C3 missile program in the 1970s.