USS BIRMINGHAM was the eighth submarine in the LOS ANGELES class and the sixth ship of that class decommissioned.
USS BIRMINGHAM was homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI. and is now located at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, Hi.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: January 24, 1972|
|Keel laid: April 26, 1975|
|Launched: October, 29, 1977|
|Commissioned: December 16, 1978|
|Decommissioned: December 22, 1997|
|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. 6,000 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 missiles|
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS BIRMINGHAM. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS BIRMINGHAM Patch Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows a number of decommissioned nuclear-powered attack submarines laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. The photo was taken from Port Orchard, Wash., on May 12, 2012. The submarines' names are on the photo.