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Jacksonville (SSN-699)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 21 February 1976, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 18 November 1978; Commissioned, USS Jacksonville (SSN-699), 16 May 1981. Jacksonville is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is homeported at Norfolk, VA.

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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Jacksonville533kEmblem of Jacksonville (SSN-699).Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 10/22/14.
Jacksonville440kFive page commemorative covers of keel laying, commissioning & launching of the Jacksonville (SSN-699) at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 10/22/14.
Jacksonville889kLaunching ceremony of the Jacksonville (SSN-699), at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp building piers at Groton, CT., November 1978. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 10/22/14.
Jacksonville582kLaunching ceremony of the Jacksonville (SSN-699), at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp building piers at Groton, CT., November 1978. The Ohio (SSBN-726) is alongside.Courtesy of John Hummel.
Jacksonville237kAn aerial bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) underway, 1 December 1980. Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-SC-82-05945, by General Dynamics / Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & Robert Hurst.
Jacksonville54k Commemorative post mark honoring the commissioning of the Jacksonville (SSN-699), 16 May 1981. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Jacksonville87k Jacksonville (SSN-699) underway 16 November 1982 in Australian waters. RAN photo courtesy of Robert Hurst.
Who Am I?927k An aerial view of a section of the Naval Station showing destroyer and submarine (D&S) pier #21. On the south side of the pier is the submarine tender Emory S. Land (AS-39) with four Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarines moored on the north side including the Atlanta (SSN-712), Jacksonville (SSN-699), and unidentified sub, and Hampton (SSN-767), 25 June 1995.Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-SC-95-02165, by Robert J. Sitar, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Jacksonville571kJacksonville (SSN-699) at the office.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 10/22/14.
Jacksonville98kCaptain John S. O'Neill served as Commanding Officer of Jacksonville (SSN-699) from May 2003 to April 2006. During this tour, Jacksonville conducted a deployment to the Southern Command AOR in support of the Global War on Terrorism. U.S Navy photo from the United States Naval Academy, Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen Biography, courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Jacksonville327kThe Los Angeles-class attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) makes ready to moor along side Hampton (SSN-767) after returning home to Naval Station Norfolk, 19 December 2003. Jacksonville was deployed for three months in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S Navy photo # N-2903K-005 by Journalist 2nd Class B.L. Keller, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Jacksonville & Hampton375kThe Los Angeles-class attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) moors alongside Hampton (SSN-767) after returning home to Naval Station Norfolk, 19 December 2003. Jacksonville was deployed for three months in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S Navy photo # N-2903K-004 by Journalist 2nd Class B.L. Keller, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Jacksonville169kRear Admiral James F. Caldwell Jr. received his commission graduating with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School. Caldwell's early sea tours include serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. His operational assignments include duty as a division officer on Boston (SSN-703), engineering officer on Alabama (SSBN-731) (GOLD), and executive officer on Buffalo (SSN-715). Rear Admiral Caldwell commanded Jacksonville (SSN-699) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. U.S.Navy photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Jacksonville132kFast-attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) prepares to moor pierside at Naval Station Mayport. Homeported in Norfolk, Va., on 22 June 2007. This submarine's namesake invokes a special connection to the people of Jacksonville. U.S Navy photo # N-1522S-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leah Stiles, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk122kThe Boise (SSN-764) is moored ahead of the Norfolk (SSN-714), with the sail of the Jacksonville (SSN-699) rising from the other side of the quay at Norfolk Naval Station, at pier 3, 17 October 2007. Photograph courtesy of John Hummel.
Jacksonville179kFamily members of the crew of attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) watch as the boat returns from a six-month deployment. This is Jacksonville first deployment in five years after a recent refueling and modernization, and the first deployment for 80% of the crew. U.S Navy photo # N-7668G-017 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Jacksonville626kFourteen page COC of the Jacksonville (SSN-699) PDF, circa 1998.PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 10/22/14.
Jacksonville583kTwelve page Welcome Aboard the Jacksonville (SSN-699) PDF, circa 1999.PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 10/22/14.
Jacksonville317kFamily members of the crew of the attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) hold up signs while observing the submarine's return from a six-month deployment 24 November 2008. U.S Navy photo # N-7668G-033 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Jacksonville250kCmdr. John Kropcho III departs the attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) on 12 December 2008 at the end of his 24-year Navy career. Kropcho is relieved as Jacksonville's commanding officer by Cmdr. Tyler Meador during a combined change of command and retirement ceremony aboard the boat at Naval Station Norfolk. U.S Navy photo # N-7668G-071 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of news.navy.mil. via Bill Gonyo.
Jacksonville338kU.S. Navy Cmdr. Tyler Meador, right, commanding officer of attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699), describes sonar room operations to Greek navy Vice Adm. Georgios Karamalikis, Chief of Hellenic Navy General Staff, 24 February 2009, in Norfolk, Va. Karamalikis is visiting the Norfolk area as an official guest of the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations. U.S Navy photo # N-7705S-046 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Jacksonville662kThe attack submarine Jacksonville (SSN-699) departs Sepanggar Naval Base, Malaysia, on 16 October 2010. Jacksonville visited Malaysia as part of its regularly scheduled western Pacific deployment.USN photo # N-1286M-001 by Cmdr. Jon Moretty, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Jacksonville317kJacksonville (SSN-699) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a deployment to the western Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf, 18 June 2013. photo USN photo # 130618-N-DB801-077 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Photo added 10/22/14.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Jacksonville (SSN-699) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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