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USS Minneapolis - St. Paul (SSN 708)

- decommissioned -



USS MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL was the 21st LOS ANGELES - class attack submarine and the 16th ship in that class built by Electric Boat in Groton, CT. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list, the MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL is presently at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting to be recycled.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 31, 1973
Keel Laid: January 20, 1981
Launched: March 19, 1983
Commissioned: March 10, 1984
Inactivated: June 22, 2007
Decommissioned: August 28, 2008
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 and Tomahawk 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 MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL:

DateWhereEvents
December 29, 2006Devonport, EnglandTwo sailors are killed and two are injured when they fall overboard while the MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL is getting underway from the harbor of Devonport, England. All four were recovered from the water by fellow crewmembers and British authorities and were taken to a local hospital where two of the sailors were pronounced dead. The accident happened after a week-long port visit to the city of Devonport, England.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL laid-up at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on March 14, 2010.



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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