It is the first attack submarine designed and built specifically for privacy and accommodation for both men and women, according to the USS Iowa commissioning committee.
The 24th Virginia-class Submarine was christened Saturday in Connecticut, the paper writes online. Strips. The aircraft carrier USS Iowa (SSN 797) is 115 meters long and is said to have cost around three billion dollars.
Although women began serving on US submarines in 2010, every boat in the class has been modified to include women as crew members.
“Iowa is the first attack submarine specifically designed and engineered to provide the privacy and accommodation women need,” she wrote. Commissioning Committee for the USS Iowa.
The committee is a national support network for the submarine. They also write that they are proud that the USS Iowa is leading the way for women to make a mark on science.
The nuclear submarine has a crew of 132 and can reach a speed of more than 32 knots. It was built by a division of General Dynamics Electric Bott and Huntington
In the long term, the plan is for the submarine to have a 20 to 40 percent female crew, according to the report. Iowa Radio.
Usually there are curtains between the sleeping area and the main corridors. On the USS Iowa there will be accordion doors as solid as airplanes.
“There will be separate sleeping areas and shower/restroom facilities for women,” Tom Hudson of the USS Iowa commissioning committee tells Iowa Radio.
The USS Iowa is likely to enter operational service during 2023, according to the Des Moines Register.
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