USS Omaha (SSN-692)
|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|
|Class and type:||Los Angeles-class submarine|
|Length:||110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)|
|Beam:||10 m (32 ft 10 in)|
|Draft:||9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)|
|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. Victoria Kuncl Hruska, wife of Senator 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. Recycling was completed 30 November 2012.
This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register and various press releases.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- Morison, Samuel L. "US Naval Battle Force Changes 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2010" (PDF). Proceedings. US Naval Institute (May 2011).
- "SSN-692". US Naval Vessel Register.
Omaha features prominently in "Prowl", a fiction Paperback – July 1, 2000 by Gordan Runyan.
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