USS GROTON was the seventh LOS ANGELES - class attack submarine. Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on November 7, 1997, the GROTON is currently berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting disposal through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 31, 1971|
|Keel Laid: August 3, 1973|
|Launched: October 9, 1976|
|Commissioned: July 8, 1978|
|Decommissioned: November 7, 1997|
|Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.|
|Propulsion system: one nuclear reactor|
|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|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS GROTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS GROTON Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the GROTON laid-up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. The three submarines are: AUGUSTA (SSN 710), GROTON and the INDIANAPOLIS (SSN 697). The photo was taken on March 14, 2010.
The photos below were taken by me and show the GROTON laid-up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on May 12, 2012.
The photo below was taken by me and shows a number of decommissioned nuclear-powered attack submarines laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. The photo was taken from Port Orchard, Wash., on May 12, 2012. The submarines' names are on the photo.