Introducing the USS Iowa SSN 797
The USS Iowa SSN 797 is a soon-to-be-commissioned nuclear submarine for the U.S. Navy. Learn how you can support the crew, the christening, and ultimately the commissioning of the submarine that will carry Iowa’s name through the next 33 years of service.
Iowa’s Newest Namesake Submarine
This submarine is the fourth U.S. Navy vessel named “USS Iowa,” but the SSN 797 will be the first Virginia class submarine to bear the Iowa name. It’s also the first Navy submarine built specifically to accommodate both male and female service members onboard.