Named after the most southern place of the United States, USS KEY WEST is the 35th LOS ANGELES-class nuclear-powered attack submarine.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: August 13, 1981|
|Keel Laid: July 6, 1983|
|Launched: July 20, 1985|
|Commissioned: September 12, 1987|
|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 KEY WEST. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS KEY WEST Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Stefan Karpinski and show the KEY WEST underway in Middle East waters in 2003.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the KEY WEST undergoing a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif., on September 28 (first photo) and September 29, 2018.