About The USS New Jersey (SSN-796)

Senior Staff

CO: CDR Joseph (Joe) Spinks 
LCDR Phil Jones 
Chief of the Boat
: STSCS(SS) Hamilton T. Felt 

The Boat

  • The submarine is a Virginia-class (Block 4) nuclear attack submarine
  • Designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral missions
  • Conceived as a less expensive alternative to the Se​awolf-class attack submarines, designed during the Cold War era
  • Replacing older Los Angeles-class submarines
  • Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia
  • Displacement: 7,800 tons
  • Length: 377 ft (115 m)
  • Beam: 34 ft (10.4 m)
  • Draft: 32 ft (9.8 m)
  • Complement: 15 officers and 120 enlisted personnel