USS CHEYENNE is the 62nd and last LOS ANGELES class Attack Submarine. Because of the great number of ships in that class, there were already some decommissioned sister ships, when USS CHEYENNE was commissioned.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 28, 1989|
|Keel laid: July 6, 1992|
|Launched: April 16, 1995|
|Commissioned: September 13, 1996|
|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: 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: Pearl Harbor, HI|
|Crew: 13 Officers, 116 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CHEYENNE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Ship’s Name, about the City of Cheyenne:
Cheyenne is the capital of the state of Wyoming. Named after a tribe of the Prairie Indians, the town was founded in 1867 as the end of the Union-Pacific-Railroad.
Today, Cheyenne is the center of the mining industry in the southeast of Wyoming. Every July there is an annual big rodeo in Cheyenne.
USS CHEYENNE Patch Gallery:
USS CHEYENNE Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by me and shows the CHEYENNE undergoing maintenance at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 19, 2010. Note the open VLS tubes.