USS Omaha (SSN-692)

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USS Omaha SSN-692.jpg
Omaha underway
History
United States
Name: USS Omaha
Awarded: 31 January 1971
Builder: General Dynamics Corporation
Laid down: 27 January 1973
Launched: 21 February 1976
Commissioned: 11 March 1978
Decommissioned: 5 October 1995
Struck: 5 October 1995
Fate: Disposed of by submarine recycling
Badge: USS Omaha SSN-692 Badge.jpg
General characteristics
Class and type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement:
  • 5,700 tons light
  • 6,071 tons full
  • 371 tons dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 9.7 m (31 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 Omaha (SSN-692), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Omaha, Nebraska. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 31 January 1971 and her keel was laid down on 27 January 1973. She was launched on 21 February 1976 sponsored by Mrs. Roman L. Hruska, and commissioned on 11 March 1978, with Commander Ted A. Hamilton in command.

Omaha was placed in commission in reserve on 7 February 1995, decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 5 October 1995 and laid up at Bremerton in Washington. She was scheduled to enter the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program on 30 September 2010.[1] Recycling was completed 30 November 2012.[2]

References[edit]

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register and various press releases.

  1. ^ Morison, Samuel L. "US Naval Battle Force Changes 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2010" (PDF). Proceedings. US Naval Institute (May 2011). 
  2. ^ "SSN-692". US Naval Vessel Register. 

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