Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LEGO Ship Model Preview #4- USS Norfolk

Shown above is our fourth preview model for LEGO shipbuilding day at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum (February 2, 10am to 5pm). This model is of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN-714). The boat is a first generation Los Angeles-class submarine.  Officially her stats are "Length: 360 feet Breadth: 33 feet Displacement: 6,900 tons Speed: Greater than 25 knots Depth: Greater than 800 feet, Complement: 127 officers and enlisted crew."

Built by Newport News Shipbuilding between 1979 and 1981, the Navy commissioned Norfolk into the Fleet in 1983. Norfolk is based at Naval Station Norfolk and is equipped with four torpedo tubes that are capable of firing either an MK48 torpedo or a Tomahawk cruise missile. She completed her most recent deployment in November 2012. While many of her sister boats have been deactivated, the twenty-one year old Norfolk is expected to serve at least another three years.

HRNM's model of USS Norfolk, built by Greg McKay

And remember.... 
When: Saturday, February 2, 2013 
Time: 10am to 5pm 
Where: At HRNM (2nd floor of Nauticus) 
Cost: FREE!

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