USS Olympia (SSN-717)
|United States of America|
|Namesake:||City of Olympia|
|Awarded:||15 September 1977|
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia, U.S.|
|Laid down:||31 March 1981|
|Launched:||30 April 1983|
|Commissioned:||17 November 1984|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Los Angeles-class submarine|
|Length:||362 ft (110.3 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10 m)|
|Draft:||32 ft (9.8 m)|
|Complement:||12 officers, 98 men|
|Armament:||4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes|
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 31 March 1981. She was launched on 30 April 1983 sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy Williams, and commissioned on 17 November 1984, with Captain William Hughes in command.
In 1998, Olympia became the first Pacific-based submarine to pass through the Suez Canal in over 35 years. She is currently captained by Commander Benjamin J. Selph.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain., as well as various press releases and news stories.
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