USS JACKSONVILLE is the 12th LOS ANGELES-class nuclear powered attack submarine and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name of the city in northern Florida.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 24, 1972|
|Keel Laid: February 21, 1976|
|Launched: November 18, 1978|
|Commissioned: May 16, 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 |
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
|Homeport: Bremerton, Wash.|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS JACKSONVILLE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS JACKSONVILLE:
|March 22, 1982||25 miles east of Cape Charles, Va.|
USS JACKSONVILLE collides with the Turkish cargo ship GENERAL Z. DOGAN while running on the surface. Damage to the JACKSONVILLE is reported as minor and characterized as "bumps and scrapes" while the bow damage is reported on the GENERAL Z. DOGAN.
|September 21, 1984||off Norfolk, Va.|
USS JACKSONVILLE collides with a Navy barge off Norfolk, Va., while travelling on the surface. JACKSONVILLE strikes the barge amidships and is reported to have caused minor damage to her bow.
|May 17, 1996||Chesapeake Bay|
USS JACKSONVILLE crashed into the SAUDI MAKKAH cargo ship in thick fog in the Chesapeake Bay. Both ships suffered significant damage but no one was injured. JACKSONVILLE's captain was relieved of command two weeks later.
|December 21, 2004||Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va.|
USS JACKSONVILLE experiences a small fire in a front compartment while docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The fire causes minor injuries to one shipyard firefighter and one sailor.
|January 10, 2013||Persian Gulf|
USS JACKSONVILLE collides with a small unidentified vessel while transiting the Persian Gulf at periscope depth damaging one of the submarine's two periscopes. The other vessel most likely didn't notice the collision as it continued on its course and speed. The collision occurred at approx. 5 a.m. local time and nobody was injured.
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