USS ATLANTA was the 25th LOS ANGELES - class fast attack submarine and the fifth naval vessel to carry the name. During her career she completed six deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and three deployments to the western Atlantic. USS ATLANTA was the first submarine certified to employ the MK-48 torpedo and both Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles. She was also the first nuclear-powered submarine assigned to directly support an amphibious ready group.
Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on December 16, 1999, the ATLANTA is now berthed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouths, Va., awaiting scrapping.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 1, 1975|
|Keel laid: August 17, 1978|
|Launched: August 16, 1980|
|Commissioned: March 6, 1982|
|Decommissioned: December 16, 1999|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, 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. 6,100 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 ATLANTA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS ATLANTA:
|April 29, 1986||Strait of Gibraltar||USS ATLANTA runs aground in the Strait of Gibraltar damaging sonar gear and puncturing a ballast tank in the bow section. Navy officials stress that no radiation leaked from the nuclear reactor and no crew members were injured. ATLANTA proceeds to Gibraltar for repairs with water entering through holes in the ballast tank.|
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