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USS Wyoming SSBN-742 Submarine Model

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USS Wyoming SSBN-742 Submarine Model

Sail again with the crew of the USS Wyoming SSBN-742 in this handcrafted wooden submarine model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love. 20 inch

On 26 July 1996, Wyoming arrived at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Georgia, becoming the ninth submarine to be home-ported there.

In 2011, the Wyoming became one of the first four submarines to allow female officers.[citation needed]

On 6 June 2012, Wyoming participated in a historic medevac exercise with a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey making a 12,000 nautical mile flight to collect a stretcher from the submarine.[5]

The contract to build Wyoming was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 18 October 1989 and her keel was laid down there on 8 August 1991. She was launched on 15 July 1995, sponsored by Mrs. Monika B. Owens, and commissioned on 13 July 1996, with Captain Randall D. Preston in command of the Blue Crew and Commander Seth F. Paradise in command of the Gold Crew.