USS Jefferson City (SSN-759)

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USS Jefferson City (SSN 759)
United States
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 Station Pearl Harbor
Motto: When Any Exigence Calls
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Jefferson City SSN-759 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Los Angeles-class submarine
  • 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
  • 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:
AN/BQQ-5 active/passive suite 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, is 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.

Jefferson City launched two Block III Tomahawks as part of a strike on Iraq on 3 September 1996.[1]

Homeport is the Naval Station Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.


  1. ^ Robinson, John (5 September 1996). "Tomahawk launch breaks submarine silence". Defense Daily. Archived from the original on 4 September 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015 – via HighBeam Research.

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