USS HAMPTON is the 17th improved submarine in the LOS ANGELES class and the 25th ship of that class built by Newport News Shipbuilding.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 6, 1987|
|Keel laid: March 2, 1990|
|Launched: April 3, 1992|
|Commissioned: November 16, 1993|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., 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. 6,300 tons Submerged: approx. 7,100 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots Submerged: approx. 32 knots|
|Armament: Tomahawk missiles from 12 VLS-tubes, four 533 mm torpedo Tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon missiles, ability to lay mines|
|Cost: approx. $900 million|
|Homeport: San Diego, Calif.|
|Crew: 13 Officers, 116 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS HAMPTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Submarine’s Name:
Hampton is named in honor of the cities in Virginia, South Carolina, Iowa and New Hampshire, and is the fourth ship to carry this name. The first was a tug. The second was a subchaser (PCS 1368) named after the town in South Carolina. The third was an amphibious transport (APA 115), named after the county in South Carolina. All three ships served in World War II.back to top go to the end of the page
USS HAMPTON Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the HAMPTON arriving at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on September 29, 2011. One day later, the submarine was at sea again.
The photos below were taken by me and show the HAMPTON at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on May 10, 2012, shortly after un-docking from ARCO (ARDM 5).
The photos below were taken by me and show the HAMPTON at Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., on October 4 (the first 2 photos) and October 11, 2012.