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USS Hartford (SSN 768)

USS HARTFORD is the 57th submarine in the LOS ANGELES - class of fast attack submarines.

General Characteristics:Awarded: June 30, 1988
Keel laid: February 22, 1992
Launched: December 4, 1993
Commissioned: December 10, 1994
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 and Tomahawk missiles from VLS-tubes, four 533 mm torpedo Tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, ability to lay mines
Cost: approx. $900 million
Homeport: Groton, CT
Crew: 13 Officers, 116 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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Accidents aboard USS HARTFORD:

DateWhereEvents
October 25, 2003off La Maddalena, ItalyUSS HARTFORD runs aground causing limited damage to its rudders and scraping its bottom. No injuries or environmental damage are reported.

After temporary repairs, the HARTFORD returned to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for additional repairs. USS HARTFORD had just began a 6-month deployment one month before the grounding.

Following an investigation of the grounding, HARTFORD's Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Christopher R. Van Metre, as well as one other officer and one enlisted crew member were relieved of their duties. Also relieved was the Commander of Submarine Squadron 22, Capt. Greg Parker.
March 20, 2009Strait of HormuzUSS HARTFORD and the USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18) collide at approx. 1 a.m. local time. 15 HARTFORD sailors are slightly injured while no injuries are reported aboard the NEW ORLEANS. The submarine suffers damage to its sail but the propulsion plant was unaffected by the collision. NEW ORLEANS suffers a ruptured fuel tank, which resulted in an oil spill of approximately 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel marine. Both ships were able to continue operating under their own power.

The photos below show the HARTFORD with her damaged sail underway in the Persian Gulf after the collision and arriving at Bahrain for damage assessment.

         




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