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USS Birmingham (SSN 695)

- decommissioned -



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
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 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 BIRMINGHAM. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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USS BIRMINGHAM Patch Gallery:



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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.



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