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USS Portsmouth (SSN 707)

- decommissioned -



USS PORTSMOUTH was the 20th LOS ANGELES class attack submarine and the 15th ship in that class built by Electric Boat in Groton, CT. On June 6, 2002, USS PORTSMOUTH sunk the former USS OKINAWA (LPH 3) during a COMSUBPAC SINKEX off the US west coast. The PORTSMOUTH was last homeported in San Diego, Calif.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 10, 1973
Keel Laid: May 8, 1980
Launched: September 18, 1982
Commissioned: October 1, 1983
Decommissioned: September 10, 2004
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 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 PORTSMOUTH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photo below was taken by me and shows the PORTSMOUTH laid up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on May 12, 2012.



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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