Features and Specifications for the SSN 797
Iowa is the 24th of 37 planned Virginia class nuclear submarines. The class construction is a joint effort between Huntington Ingalls Newport News (VA), and General Dynamics Electric Boat (CT), with typically even hull numbers finalizing in Virginia while the odd hull numbers being finalized in Connecticut.
Learn more about what makes Iowa SSN 797 unique as it serves our country over the next 3 decades
Women Serving in U.S. Navy Submarines
While women first started serving onboard submarines back in 2010, each boat has been retro-fitted to accommodate female crew members. IOWA will be the first fast attack submarine specifically designed & built to provide the privacy and accommodations females require.
SSN 797 is proud to lead the way, providing a greater opportunity for female advancement in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields.