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Cincinnati (SSN-693)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 6 April 1974, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 19 February 1977; Commissioned, USS Cincinnati (SSN-693), 10 June 1978. Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1995; Final Disposition, in storage at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard awaiting disposal through the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 6,000 t., Submerged: 6.927 t.; Length 360'; Beam 33'; Draft 29'; Speed, Surfaced 25 kts, Submerged 30+ kts; Depth limit 950'; Complement 129; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes aft of bow can also launch Harpoon and Tomahawk ASM/LAM missiles & MK-48 torpedoes; Combat Systems, AN/BPS-5 surface search radar, AN/BPS-15 A/16 navigation and fire control radar, TB-16D passive towed sonar arrays, TB-23 passive "thin line" towed array, AN/BQG-5D wide aperture flank array, AN/BQQ-5D/E low frequency spherical sonar array, AN/BQS-15 close range active sonar (for ice detection); MIDAS Mine and Ice Detection Avoidance System, SADS-TG active detection sonar, Type 2 attack periscope (port), Type 18 search periscope (starboard), AN/BSY-1 (primary computer); UYK-7; UYK-43; UYK-44, WLR-9 Acoustic Intercept Receiver, ESM; Propulsion System, S6G nuclear reactor one propeller at 35,000 shp.
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Los Angeles47kThe ring shaped hull section of Cincinnati (SSN-693) and the hull of Los Angeles (SSN-688) on the ways prior to the twin keel laying and launching ceremony on 6 April 1974. Clipping provided by Mike Hogan.Photo courtesy Tenneco Magazine.
Text courtesy of la-ex.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Cincinnati327kKeel laying of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), 6 April 1974 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA. Photo courtesy The Daily Press, June, 1977 via Dale Hargrave.
Cincinnati206kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the keel laying of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), 6 April 1974 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Los Angeles792kRinged by the keel laying flag of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), tugs nudge the Los Angeles (SSN-688) dockside after her launching.Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Cincinnati168kInvitation for the launching of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), 19 February 1977 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA. Photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Cincinnati1.30kThe Cincinnati (SSN-693) is launched on 19 February 1977.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Cincinnati148kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the launching of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), 19 February 1977.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Cincinnati984kMayor Gerald Springer of Cincinnati (yes, THAT Jerry Springer) aboard Cincinnati (SSN-693) prior to commissioning. Photo courtesy The Daily Press, June, 1977 via Dale Hargrave.
Cincinnati453kA port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Cincinnati (SSN-693) underway on 1 January 1978. USN photo # DN-ST-82-04890, by Newport News & Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Cincinnati248kCincinnati (SSN-693) port side view, underway on 1 January 1978 during her alpha sea trials off the coast of Virginia.Courtesy of Newport News & Shipbuilding.
Cincinnati153kCincinnati (SSN-693) starboard side view, underway on 1 January 1978 during her alpha sea trials off the coast of Virginia.Courtesy of Newport News & Shipbuilding.
Cincinnati37kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the first builders trials of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), 28 March 1978. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Cincinnati51kCompleting her shakedown cruise off the Virginia coast, the Cincinnati (SSN-693) leaves a billowing wake, July 1978.USN photo courtesy of USNI.
Cincinnati80k Bow on view of the Cincinnati (SSN-693) underway, possibly during her shakedown cruise off the Virginia coast, 1978. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Cincinnati29kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Cincinnati's (SSN-693) commissioning, 10 June 1978. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Cincinnati471kThe Cincinnati (SSN-693) shows the flag.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Cincinnati876kCincinnati (SSN-693) and her seal.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Cincinnati410kWelcome Aboard the Cincinnati (SSN-693).USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Cincinnati286kFormer President Nixon behind the periscope with Admiral Rickover during a visit aboard the Cincinnati (SSN-693), Fall 1980. Photo courtesy of Francis R. Murphy via mackinweb.net.
Cincinnati462kCincinnati (SSN-693) lies in waiting for someone to tell me where she is.Photo courtesy of Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR RET.
Photo added 02/07/16.
Richard B. Russell231k The Los Angeles Class nuclear-powered attack submarines Cincinnati (SSN-693) and Memphis (SSN-691) display ensigns and union jacks during the commissioning ceremony for their sister ship, the Salt Lake City (SSN-716). Moored alongside the submarine tender L.Y. Spear (AS-36) is the nuclear-powered attacks submarine Richard B. Russell (SSN-687) on 12 May 1984. USN photo # DN-ST-84-09330, by PH1 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Cincinnati148k Christmas lights are used to decorate ships that are in port at Norfolk, VA. for Christmas on 23 December 1984. The nuclear-powered attack submarine Cincinnati (SSN-693) is in the foreground to the left. USN photo # DN-ST-85-05487, by PH1 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Cincinnati71kCincinnati (SSN-693) underway in the Bay of Gibraltar, 11th June 1994.Contributed by Daniel Ferro.
Cincinnati25kCommemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the inactivation of the Cincinnati (SSN-693), 8 December 1994 at Norfolk Navy Base.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Cincinnati (SSN-693) 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
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
SSN-688 Los Angeles-class
Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site

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