USS West Virginia SSBN-736 Submarine Model (Black Hull)
A 20 inch version of the USS West Virginia Ohio class submarine (SSBN-736)! Each model is made carefully carved and crafted out of solid wood and will be a keepsake that will always be treasured.
USS West Virginia (SSBN 736)
Montani Semper Liberi
USS West Virginia (SSBN-736) is a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine which has been in commission since 1990. She is the third U.S. Navy ship to be named for West Virginia, the 35th state, and the 11th of 18 Ohio-class submarines.
The contract to build West Virginia was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 21 November 1983 and her keel was laid down there on 24 December 1987. She was launched on 14 October 1989, sponsored by Mrs. Erma Byrd, wife of United States Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, and commissioned on 20 October 1990, with Captain J. R. Harvey in command of the Blue Crew and Captain Donald McDermott in command of the Gold Crew.