USS Jefferson City (SSN-759)

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USS Jefferson City (SSN 759)
Career (US)
Name: USS Jefferson City
Namesake: The City of Jefferson City, Missouri
Awarded: 26 November 1984
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
Laid down: 21 September 1987
Launched: 17 August 1990
Commissioned: 29 February 1992
Homeport: Naval Base Point Loma
Motto: When Any Exigence Calls
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: USS Jefferson City SSN-759 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement: 6,000 long tons (6,096 t) light
6,927 long tons (7,038 t) full
927 long tons (942 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
Speed:

Surfaced:20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)

Submerged: +20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h) (official)
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
BQQ-5 passive SONAR, BQS-15 detecting and ranging SONAR, WLR-8 fire control RADAR receiver, WLR-9 acoustic receiver for detection of active search SONAR and acoustic homing torpedoes, BRD-7 radio direction finder
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) bow tubes, 10 Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloads, Tomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM range 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km), Harpoon anti–surface ship missile range 70 nautical miles (130 km), mine laying Mk67 mobile Mk60 captor mines

USS Jefferson City (SSN-759), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Jefferson City, Missouri. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 26 November 1984 and her keel was laid down on 21 September 1987. She was launched on 17 August 1990 sponsored by Mrs. Susan A. Skelton, and commissioned on 29 February 1992, with Commander Russell Harris in command.

Homeport is the Point Loma Sub Base in San Diego, CA.

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