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USS Memphis (SSN 691)

- decommissioned -


USS MEMPHIS was the fourth LOS ANGELES - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the sixth ship in the Navy named after the city in Tennessee. The MEMPHIS was last homeported in Groton, Conn.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 4, 1971
Keel laid: June 23, 1973
Launched: April 3, 1976
Commissioned: December 17, 1977
Decommissioned: January 20, 2012
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.
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 MEMPHIS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS MEMPHIS:

DateWhereEvents
June 12, 1979Norfolk Naval Station, Va.A Mk-48 conventional torpedo jams between loading equipment and a bulkhead when a chain breaks on the loading mechanism allowing the torpedo to drop several feet aboard USS MEMPHIS docked at Norfolk Naval Station. The torpedo was removed two days later. It did not have a triggering device, but Navy sources say had it exploded it easily could have sunk the submarine.


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