What does SSN mean in Ship Types?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand SSN in the Miscellaneous field in general and in the Ship Types terminology in particular.

Submarine, Submarine, Nuclear (Nuclear powered attack Submarine)

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What does SSN mean?

An SSN is a nuclear-powered general-purpose attack submarine. SSN is the US Navy hull classification symbol for such vessels; the SS denotes a submarine and the N denotes nuclear power.

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