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USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720)

USS PITTSBURGH is the 33rd LOS ANGELES - class nuclear-powered Attack Submarine.

General Characteristics:Awarded: April 16, 1979
Keel Laid: April 15, 1983
Launched: December 8, 1984
Commissioned: November 23, 1985
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn.
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: Harpoon missiles, Tomahawk missiles from 12 vertical launch tubes, four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes
Cost: approx. $900 million
Homeport: Groton, Conn.
Crew: 12 Officers, 115 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PITTSBURGH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the PITTSBURGH arriving at Faslane, Scotland, for a port visit on October 8, 2016. The photos were taken from Greenock. The last two photos show the PITTSBURGH at HMNB Clyde, Faslane, on October 8 and 9. The PITTSBURGH left her homeport on September 7 for a scheduled deployment. In late September she had already visited Rota in Spain.



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