USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716)
USS Salt Lake City
|Name:||USS Salt Lake City|
|Ordered:||15 September 1977|
|Laid down:||26 August 1980|
|Launched:||16 October 1982|
|Commissioned:||12 May 1984|
|Decommissioned:||15 January 2006|
|Struck:||15 January 2006|
|Fate:||Stricken, to be disposed of by submarine recycling|
|Class & type:||Los Angeles-class submarine|
|Displacement:||5747 tons light, 6098 tons full, 351 tons dead|
|Length:||110.3 m (362 ft)|
|Beam:||10 m (33 ft)|
|Draught:||9.7 m (32 ft)|
|Propulsion:||one S6G reactor|
|Range:||Unlimited distance; 20-25 years|
|Complement:||12 officers, 98 men|
USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Salt Lake City, Utah. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 15 September 1977 and her keel was laid down on 26 August 1980. She was launched on 16 October 1982 sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Garn, and commissioned on 12 May 1984, with Commander Richard Itkin in command.
Actor Scott Glenn trained aboard, and was installed as (honorary) commander for a brief time, aboard Salt Lake City in preparation for his part as Bart Mancuso, Captain of the USS Dallas in the film The Hunt for Red October.
On 22 October 2004, Salt Lake City returned from a deployment with the Stennis carrier strike group in the western Pacific Ocean, after surging, over a month ahead of schedule, in support of Summer Pulse '04. Port calls during the deployment included Guam, Sasebo, Yokosuka, Singapore, and Oahu, Hawaii.
Salt Lake City conducted an inactivation ceremony in San Diego on 26 October 2005, then departed for a transit under the polar ice. On 15 January 2006 she was decommissioned at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Over a year later, the hulk was taken under tow, arriving on 8 May 2007 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, where she will be recycled and scrapped.