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Kronologi over fredssagen og international politik 16 februar
2005 / Time Line February 16, 2005
15. Februar 2005, 17. Februar 2005
NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of
Navy to Commission Attack Submarine Jimmy Carter
The Navy will commission the newest nuclear-powered attack
submarine Jimmy Carter on Saturday, Feb. 19, during an 11 a.m. EST
ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn.
The attack submarine Jimmy Carter honors the 39th president of the
President Carter is the only U.S. president to have qualified in
submarines. He has long ties to the Navy and the submarine force.
Carter graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, served as a
commissioned officer aboard submarines, and served as
commander-in-chief from 1977 to 1981.
The Jimmy Carter is the third and final submarine of the Seawolf
class. As the most advanced submarine in the class, the Jimmy
Carter will have built-in flexibility and an array of new
warfighting features that will enable it to prevail in any
scenario, against any threat - from beneath Artic ice to shallow
water. Differentiating the Jimmy Carter from all other undersea
vessels is its multi-mission platform (MMP), which includes a
100-foot hull extension to enhance payload capability. The MMP will
enable the Jimmy Carter to accommodate the advanced technology
required to develop and test new generation of weapons, sensors and
undersea vehicles for naval special warfare, tactical surveillance
and mine-warfare operations.
Built by General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., the
12,130-ton Jimmy Carter is 453 feet in length, has a beam of 40
feet, and can operate at speeds exceeding 25 knots when
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