USS MEMPHIS was the fourth LOS ANGELES - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the sixth ship in the Navy named after the city in Tennessee. The MEMPHIS was last homeported in Groton, Conn.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 4, 1971|
|Keel laid: June 23, 1973|
|Launched: April 3, 1976|
|Commissioned: December 17, 1977|
|Decommissioned: January 20, 2012|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.|
|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 |
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MEMPHIS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS MEMPHIS:
|June 12, 1979||Norfolk Naval Station, Va.||A Mk-48 conventional torpedo jams between loading equipment and a bulkhead when a chain breaks on the loading mechanism allowing the torpedo to drop several feet aboard USS MEMPHIS docked at Norfolk Naval Station. The torpedo was removed two days later. It did not have a triggering device, but Navy sources say had it exploded it easily could have sunk the submarine.|
USS MEMPHIS Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MEMPHIS laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on October 13, 2017.