USS Nevada (SSBN-733), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the 36th state. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 7 January 1981 and her keel was laid down on 8 August 1983. She was launched on 14 September 1985 sponsored by Mrs. Carol Laxalt, and commissioned on 16 August 1986, with Captain F.W. Rhome in command of the Blue Crew and Captain William Stone in command of the Gold Crew.
During the night of 1 August–2 August 2006, Nevada was operating at periscope depth in the Strait of Juan de Fuca when she snagged and broke the towline between the tug Phyllis Dunlap and one of two barges being towed to Seattle, Washington, from Honolulu, Hawaii. Fiberglass portions of Nevada’s sail were damaged, and a second tug had to recover the adrift barge.
In 2007 the blue crew was awarded with the Battle 'E' award. This award is for the best boat in the fleet. With inspections for Tactical Readiness, and Reactor Safety, This is the Second consecutive year for the Nevada to get this award.