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USS Groton (SSN 694)

- decommissioned -

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
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 GROTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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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.



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