USS Cincinnati (SSN-693)

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Cincinnati underway
History
United States
Name: USS Cincinnati
Awarded: 4 February 1971
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
Laid down: 6 April 1974
Launched: 19 February 1977
Commissioned: 11 March 1978
Decommissioned: 29 July 1996
Struck: 29 July 1996
Fate: Disposed of by submarine recycling
Badge: USS Cincinnati SSN-693.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 5,767 long tons (5,860 t) light
  • 6,151 long tons (6,250 t) full
  • 384 tons 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, 2 turbines, 35,000 hp (26,000 kW)
  • 1 auxiliary motor 325 hp (242 kW), 1 shaft
Speed:
  • 15 knots (28 km/h) surfaced
  • 32 knots (59 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 290 m (950 ft)
Complement: 12 officers; 98 enlisted
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes

USS Cincinnati (SSN-693), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Cincinnati, Ohio. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 4 February 1971 and her keel was laid down on 6 April 1974. She was launched on 19 February 1977 sponsored by Mrs. William J. Keating, and commissioned on 10 June 1978, with Commander Gilbert V. Wilkes, III in command.

In August 1979, Cincinnati rescued a Finnish sailor 70 miles (110 km) off the east coast of Florida who had been in the water for 22 hours after falling overboard from the Finnish freighter Finnbeaver.

In November 1980, after a patrol in the Mediterranean Sea, Cincinnati was visited by President of the United States Richard M. Nixon and Admiral Hyman Rickover for an overnight "familiarization and orientation cruise."

In 1981 Cincinnati, under the command of Commander Kurt T. Juroff USN, conducted an around the world cruise, steaming 60,000 miles and operating in the Indian Ocean. From 8-13 June 1981 Cincinnati visited Western Australia, docking at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham for an R&R visit.

Cincinnati was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 29 July 1996. Ex-Cincinnati was scheduled to enter the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington. After an attempt made to preserve her as a museum and memorial in her namesake city failed, the city now plans on acquiring the sail and other artifacts for display on the riverfront.[1][2]

A portion of the submarine, the nuclear reactor compartment, was transported via river barge to Hanford, Washington in September 2014 for disposal.[3]

References[edit]

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register as well as various press releases and news stories.

  1. ^ "Piece Of USS Cincinnati Could Grace Downtown Park". NEWS 5. WLWT.com. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  2. ^ https://archive.hnsa.org/anchorwatch/pdf/2011fall.pdf
  3. ^ "USS Cincinnati reactor compartment comes to Hanford". Tri-City Herald. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2017.