SSN-774 Virginia Class

SSN-774 Virginia Class

Military Mahogany is proud to offer this USS Virginia wooden model submarine to our series of beautiful hand crafted models. There are a number of Virginia Class submarines in service and his model can serve for any of them as it does not have any distinct markings designating it one from the other. This model is the real deal hand carved from solid mahogany and weighing 3lbs. 


In September of 1998 the USS Virginia (SSN774) was ordered as the lead submarine of a new class of nuclear powered fast attack submarines. Her keel was laid down in September of 2000 at the general Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, CT and she was later launched in August in 2005. The Virginia was commissioned in October of 2005.

The Virginia class submarines are the first class of submarine to be designed and influenced by post-Cold War needs. With the emphasis no longer on open ocean SLOC (Sea Lanes of Communication) warfare against the Warsaw Pact, the Virginia, though still capable of traditional "blue water" deep ocean missions, focuses on "littoral" missions, specifically special operations support, intelligence gathering, and counter mine operations. While it carries the same weapons as its Cold War predecessors (the Seawolf class and Los Angeles class attack submarines) its weapon loadout is significantly smaller (roughly half that of the Sea Wolf.) In addition, where the Seawolf featured eight 660mm "swimout" low transient signature torpedo tubes, the Virginia is armed with only four conventional 533mm tubes. The Virginias however, are the first class of submarine specifically built to incorporate the regular use of ROV sensors.

This model has no markings and could work for any one of the following Virginia- Class submarines.

SSN 774 USS VIRGINIA
SSN 775 USS TEXAS
SSN 776 USS HAWAII
SSN 777 USS NORTH CAROLINA
SSN 778 USS NEW HAMPSHIRE
SSN 779 USS NEW MEXICO
SSN 780 USS MISSOURI
SSN 781 USS CALIFORNIA
SSN 782 USS MISSISSIPPI
SSN 783 USS MINNESOTA
SSN 784 USS NORTH DAKOTA
SSN 785 USS JOHN WARNER
SSN 786 USS ILLINOIS
SSN 787 USS WASHINGTON
SSN 788 USS COLORADO
SSN 789 USS INDIANA
SSN 790 USS SOUTH DAKOTA
SSN 791 USS DELAWARE


Dimensions:
20" Length
3.5" Width
6" Height

    $199.95 Regular Price
    $149.95Sale Price