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USS Jacksonville (SSN 699)

- decommissioned -

USS JACKSONVILLE was 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
Inactivated: May 1, 2018
Decommissioned: October 28, 2021
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT
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: four 533 mm torpedo Tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles
Cost: approx. $900 million
Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted

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Crew List:

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.

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Accidents aboard USS JACKSONVILLE:

March 22, 198225 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, 1984off 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, 1996Chesapeake 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, 2004Portsmouth 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, 2013Persian 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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The photo below was taken by Michael Jenning and show the ex-JACKSONVILLE laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on June 12, 2022, awaiting recycling.

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