USS DALLAS is the 13th LOS ANGELES class nuclear powered attack submarine. The boat plays a very prominent part in Tom Clancy’s "Hunt for Red October".
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: October 31, 1973|
|Keel Laid: October 9, 1976|
|Launched: April 28, 1978|
|Commissioned: July 18, 1981|
|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 missiles|
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
|Homeport: Groton, CT|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DALLAS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS DALLAS:
|August 27, 1981||Andros Island, Bahamas||USS DALLAS damages the lower portion of its rudder when it runs aground while approaching the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Center site at Andros Island, Bahamas. The submarine works itself free after several hours and returns to Groton, CT, on the surface for repairs.|
USS DALLAS Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and shows the DALLAS at Submarine Base Groton, Conn., on October 15, 2015.