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USS Philadelphia (SSN 690)

- decommissioned -



USS PHILADELPHIA was the third LOS ANGELES - class attack submarine and the first ship in her class built by Electric Boat. The submarine was the sixth ship in the Navy named after the city in Pennsylvania where the Continental Congress met during much of the American Revolution.

General Characteristics:Awarded: January 8, 1971
Keel Laid: August 12, 1972
Launched: October 19, 1974
Commissioned: June 25, 1977
Decommissioned: June 25, 2010
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 360 feet (109.73 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)
Draft: 32,15 feet (9.8 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 6,000 tons
Submerged: approx. 6,900 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots
Submerged: approx. 32 knots
Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles
Cost: approx. $900 million
Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PHILADELPHIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS PHILADELPHIA:

DateWhereEvents
September 29, 1977Groton, CTUSS PHILADELPHIA and USS ARCHERFISH (SSN 678) collide stern to stern at slow speeds at the Groton Submarine Base, with minor damage reported.
September 5, 2005off Bahrain, Persian GulfUSS PHILADELPHIA and the Turkish-flagged MV YASO AYSEN collide in the Persian Gulf while the PHILADELPHIA is on the surface transiting to Bahrain for a port visit. No sailors or merchant seamen are injured.


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USS PHILADELPHIA Patch Gallery:

World Cruise 1980-81


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