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Seawolf (SSN-21)

Radio Call Sign: November - Whiskey - Lima - Foxtrot

Seawolf Class Attack Submarine: Laid down at the Electric Boat Division or General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 24 June 1995; Commissioned, USS Seawolf (SSN-21), 19 July 1997; Seawolf is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet, and is homeported at Groton, CT.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,460 t., Submerged: 9,137 t.; Length 353'; Beam 40'; Draft 35'; Speed, Surfaced 25 kts, Submerged 35 kts; Depth limit 1,600'; Complement 133; Armament, eight 660-mm torpedo tubes, 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles or 50 Harpoon antiship missiles or 50 MK-48 ADCAP torpedoes or 100 mines; Propulsion System, One S6W reactor, one shaft at with 52,000 shp with pumpjet propulsor, Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase II one secondary propulsion submerged motor.
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Seawolf 1.75k Washington, D.C. 26 July 2005; Under Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Dino Aviles presents the Meritorious Public Service Award to Mrs. Margaret Dalton in a ceremony held at the Pentagon. Dalton was recognized for her service to the Navy while serving as president of the Society of Sponsors from October 2003 to May 2005. Her participation in various ships christenings, commissionings and other significant events contributed in helping to educate the public and military personnel about the traditions of the Navy.
Mrs. Margaret Dalton was the sponsor of the Seawolf (SSN-21).
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Craig P. Strawser via wikimedia.org.
Seawolf 93k A portside view of the model of the proposed SSN-21 class nuclear-powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) on display at the Pentagon on 1 February 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-90-05175, by PH1 Harry Gerwein, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Seawolf 110k A topside view of the model of the proposed SSN-21 class nuclear-powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) on display at the Pentagon on 1 February 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-90-05175, by PH1 Harry Gerwein, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Seawolf 636k Artist's conception of the Seawolf (SSN-21) firing a torpedo. Note the triple flank-array sonars, forward hydroplanes and midships position of torpedo tubes. Text courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Illustration # DN-SC-86-00462 by Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Seawolf 25k Artist's conception of the Seawolf (SSN-21) submerged. Photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Seawolf 2.42k Seawolf (SSN-21) Owners manual, 20 page PDF. USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Seawolf 228k The first of a revolutionary new class of fast attack submarine, the Seawolf (SSN-21). Shown during construction at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Conn. She was christened by Margaret Dalton, wife of Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton, on 24 June 1995. Photo # N-0000X-118, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil
Seawolf105kOil on canvas painting by the artist Jim Christley entitled "Seawolf at Night".
Seawolf (SSN-21) is shown in a stylized painting. This class of US submarine is the last of the designs of the Cold War. Built for ‘blue water’ fighting in the vastness of the deep ocean it is fast, quiet and deadly.
Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Seawolf 79k Seawolf (SSN-21), on the graving docks at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp, Groton, CT., May 1995. Photo courtesy of Ken Hart.
Seawolf 70k Seawolf (SSN-21), fitting out on the graving docks at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp, Groton, CT., May 1995. Photo courtesy of Ken Hart.
Seawolf 132k Christening Program for the Seawolf (SSN-21) held at Electric Boat at Groton, CT on 24 June 1995. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Seawolf 70k Through an early morning fog and rain, Seawolf (SSN-21), transits the Thames River on her way from the Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn., to Narragansett Bay to conduct initial sea trials on 3 July 1996. Sea trials include various tests of the ship's propulsion systems and the first underway submergence. USN photo by Journalist 2nd Class Gerald M. Johnson. Courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil
Seawolf 78k The nations and most advanced attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) conducts her first at-sea trial operation, following her early morning departure 3 July 1996, from the Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn. Sea trials include various tests of the Seawolf propulsion systems, and the first underway submergence of the submarine. Photo # N-0000X-106 courtesy of General Dynamics.
Seawolf 78k Sea Trials Narragansett Bay operating area, Western Atlantic. Seawolf (SSN-21), conducts her first at-sea trial operation, following her early morning departure 3 July 1996, from the Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn. USN photo courtesy of General Dynamics.
Seawolf 449k Starboard quarter view of the U.S. Navy's attack submarine, Seawolf (SSN-21) conducts Bravo sea trials at Groton, Ct., 16 September 1996. U.S Navy photo # V-0000B-001, courtesy of Electric Boat Corporation by Jim Brennan, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 412k Seawolf (SSN-21) during Bravo sea trials at Groton, Ct., 16 September 1996. USN photo # V-0000B-010, courtesy of Electric Boat Corporation by Jim Brennan, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 63k View of the Seawolf's (SSN-21) sail and very limited standing room during Bravo sea trials at Groton, Ct., 16 September 1996. USN photo # V-0000B-005, courtesy of Electric Boat Corporation by Jim Brennan, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 351k 7,400 tons of Seawolf (SSN-21) makes an impression in the Atlantic during Bravo sea trials at Groton, Ct., 16 September 1996. USN photo # V-0000B-006, courtesy of Electric Boat Corporation by Jim Brennan, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 62k Yeoman 2nd Class Gallentine (L), Master Chief Electronics Technician David Minnich (center), and Electronics Technician Hal Crimm (R) make up the helm control team on watch aboard the nuclear powered submarine Seawolf (SSN-21). USN photo # N-6483G-023 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Seawolf 72k Electrician 2nd Class Keith Davis from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, egresses from the main hatch aboard the nuclear powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21). USN photo # N-6483G-010 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Seawolf 297k A damage control team conducts a simulated missile auto-fuel leak, emergency spill response drill, on board the Navy's nuclear attack submarine, Seawolf (SSN-21) on 3 July 1997. USN photo # N-6483G-021 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 417k Crew members move 'top-side' to make final preparations for arrival pier side in Port Canaveral, FL. 3 July 1997. Seawolf (SSN-21) was submerged for 3 days during her most recent sea trial from the submarine base in Groton, CT. USN photo # N-6483G-025 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 71k Sailors carefully ready the lines as the Navy's nuclear powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) prepares to moor in Port Canaveral, FL. USN photo # N-6483G-004 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Seawolf 109k At sea aboard Seawolf (SSN-21) Fire Technician 3rd Class Shea Keesee of Oklahoma City, OK, stands the battle station watch on 16 July 1997. Keesee operates the missile launch console which uses the latest touch screen technology. USN photo # N-6483G-001 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 142k After completing the Submarine Officer Advanced Course, RADM. Michael J. Connor was assigned as Navigator and Operations Officer aboard Providence (SSN-719). Transferring ashore, he directed the Submarine Tactics Branch at the Navy Operational Intelligence Center. RADM. Connor’s next assignment was as Executive Officer of Augusta (SSN-710). He then served as Flag Secretary on the staff of Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. RADM Connor commanded Seawolf (SSN-21) from 1997 to 2000 where he led the first ship of the class through the rigorous system certification, shakedown and Post Shakedown Availability periods. USN photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Seawolf 183k Bow on view of the Seawolf (SSN-21) during commissioning ceremonies in Groton , CT., 19 July 1997. USN photo # V-0000B-011, by Chief Photographer John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 354k Seawolf (SSN-21), commissioning ceremony, 19 July 1997 at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp, Groton, CT. USN photo courtesy of Federation of American Scientists
Seawolf 216k Crew members render honors during commissioning ceremonies for the Navy's newest nuclear powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) in Groton , CT., 19 July 1997. USN photo # V-0000B-009, courtesy of Electric Boat Corporation by Jim Brennan, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 460k Personnel man the underway main control watch on 19 July 1997. USN photo # N-6483G-007 by Chief Photographer's Mate John E. Gay, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 95k A Navy ceremonial guard unveils The Lone Sailor statue during the dedication ceremonies for the US Navy Memorial on 25 May 2002 in Norfolk. The seven-foot bronze statue is a composite of the US Navy bluejacket of the past, present and future and is molded with artifacts from eight US Navy ships: the iron-clad steamer Ranger, frigates Constitution and Constellation, steamer Hartford, battleship Maine, light cruiser Biloxi (CL-80), aircraft carrier Hancock (CV-19) and the nuclear-powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21). USN photo # DN-ST-88-00823, by PH1 Chuck Mussi, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Seawolf 723k The nuclear powered attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) participates in NATO exercise Odin-One on 27 August 2003. Odin-One is a Anti-Submarine Warfare exercise conducted in the North Sea region. USN photo # N-4307F-010, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil Submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Seawolf 56k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of Seawolf's (SSN-21) Arctic Transit on 17 August 2006. Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Seawolf 382k Fast-attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) enters Santa Rita, Apra Harbor, Guam 19 October 2006. This was the first time a Seawolf class vessel has made a port call in Guam. The nuclear-powered attack submarine is a unique multi-mission platform that provides enhanced payload capabilities. USN photo # N-9167V-050 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Edward N. Vasquez courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 166k Fast-attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) sails past downtown New London as she makes her way out of the Thames River and into the Long Island Sound. The submarine departed Naval Submarine Base New London for the last time on her way to a new homeport at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, Wash. on 15 June 2007. After 10 years of service on the East Coast at Naval Submarine Base New London, the nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine is changing her homeport to Naval Base Kitsap in Washington. USN photo # N-1595E-005 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ira J. Elinson, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 218k Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton Sailors on Delta Pier heave line in order help moor the fast attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) which transferred from Groton, Connecticut to her permanent duty station in Bremerton. Seawolf; second of her class to arrive and reside in Washington was designed to seek and destroy enemy submarines and surface ships, project power ashore with Tomahawk cruise missiles and special operation forces, carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, support Carrier Strike Groups, and engage in mine warfare. USN photo # N-4386D-002, by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Dagendesh courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Seawolf 560k Sailors assigned to the fast-attack submarine Seawolf (SSN-21) return home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, following a six-month deployment on 21 August 2015. U.S. Navy photo # 150821-N-UD469-042 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray via flickr.com
Photo added 08/03/17.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Seawolf (SSN-21) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Virtual Tour of Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site
FAS - SSN-21 Seawolf-class


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