USS Scranton (SSN-756)

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US Navy 070615-N-0780F-004 Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) departs Souda harbor following a routine port visit to Greece's largest island.jpg
USS Scranton departing Souda Bay off of the Greek island of Crete.
Career (US)
Name: USS Scranton
Namesake: City of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Awarded: 26 November 1984
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
Laid down: 29 August 1986
Launched: 3 July 1989
Sponsored by: Mrs. Sarah McDade
Commissioned: 26 January 1991
Homeport: Naval Station Norfolk
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: 756insig.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement: 5,742 long tons (5,834 t) light
6,145 long tons (6,244 t) full
403 long tons (409 t) dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: S6G nuclear reactor
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men

USS Scranton (SSN-756), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Scranton, Pennsylvania.

The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on 26 November 1984, and construction began on 29 August 1986. She was launched on 3 July 1989 sponsored by Mrs. Sarah McDade, and commissioned on 26 January 1991, with Commander J.G. Meyer in command.

Scranton was the first submarine at Newport News to be built via "modular construction". No keel was laid. In this method, the ship was almost fully built out in individual hull sections. Most of the internal structure, machinery, and piping were loaded in via open ends of the hull sections as each hull section was built out. The individual hull sections were later assembled with exact precision such that piping running between the sections was joined as the hull sections were welded together. The ship was later rolled into a floating drydock and "floated"

In January 2006, Scranton successfully demonstrated homing and docking of an AN/BLQ-11 Long-Term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) system during at-sea testing under the leadership of Commanding Officer Michael J. Quinn.[1]

Operation Odyssey Dawn[edit]

On 19 March 2011, the submarine launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libyan air defenses as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Burns, Robert, "First wave of allied assault: 112 cruise missiles", Yahoo! News, 20 March 2011, retrieved 20 March 2011.

This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.

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