USS BALTIMORE was the 17th LOS ANGELES-class submarine. On July 10, 1998, BALTIMORE was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list after almost 16 years of service. The submarine is presently laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., waiting to be scrapped.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: October 31, 1973|
|Keel Laid: May 21, 1979|
|Launched: December 13, 1980|
|Commissioned: July 24, 1982|
|Decommissioned: July 10, 1998|
|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 BALTIMORE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS BALTIMORE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the BALTIMORE laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on May 12, 2012. The remains of the "704" can still be seen on the submarine's sail.
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.