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USS Tucson (SSN 770)



USS TUCSON is the 59th LOS ANGELES class attack submarines and the second ship in the United States Navy to bear the name of this Arizona city. Originally, the TUCSON was scheduled to be commissioned on August 18, 1995, however, Hurricane Felix sortied numerous ships - including TUCSON - out of Norfolk, Va., and so the TUCSON was commissioned three weeks later on September 9, 1995. That's also the reason why August 18, 1995, is sometimes indicated as commissioning date - even on official publications and the Navy's Naval Vessel Register.

General Characteristics:Awarded: June 10, 1988
Keel laid: September 20, 1991
Launched: March 20, 1994
Commissioned: September 9, 1995
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: Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles from VLS-tubes, four 533 mm torpedo Tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, ability to lay mines
Cost: approx. $900 million
Homeport: Pearl Harbor, HI.
Crew: 13 Officers, 116 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TUCSON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS TUCSON:

DateWhereEvents
June 1996Newport News Shipbuilding, Va.
USS TUCSON was hit by USNS GILLILAND (T-AKR 298). GILLILAND was under conversion and broke loose in 40mph winds from a Newport News Shipbuilding Pier. No information about the damage aboard TUCSON.



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General Information about USS TUCSON:

USS TUCSON is named after the city of Tucson in Arizona. This town is also the home of Raytheon, the manufacturers of the Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.

One of TUCSON’s first deployments was in early 1998 when she deployed to the Arabian Gulf in company with the USS INDEPENDENCE Battle Group.


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