Military Photo: USS Florida (SSGN 728)


Cumberland Sound (April 11, 2006) � The guided missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) makes her way through Cumberland Sound to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Florida will be officially welcomed to her new home in Kings Bay with a return to service ceremony scheduled for May 25, 2006 in Mayport, Fla. Florida is the second of four SSBN submarines to be converted to the guided missile SSGN platform.

Posted: 04/01/2006

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The nuclear powered submarine has the capability to launch up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, conduct sustained Special Forces operations and carry other payloads, such as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and Special Forces equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Will Tonnachio

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