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Dallas (SSN-700)


Radio Call Sign: November - Sierra - Alpha - Delta

Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 9 October 1976, at the Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 28 April 1979; Commissioned, USS Dallas (SSN-700), 18 July 1981; Dallas is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is homeported at Groton, CT.
The Dallas finished her final deployment in November 2013 and is scheduled for retirement in 2014.

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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Dallas117k Crew members man the ship during the commissioning of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) on 18 July 1981.
USN photo # DN-SN-86-06037, by PH 2 Richard W. McDill, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Dallas78kChaplain (Cmdr.) R.C. Mellett gives the invocation during Dallas's (SSN-700) commissioning. USN photo # DN-ST-86-06009, by PH 2 Richard W. McDill, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Dallas78k Guests bow their heads for the benediction at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700). USN photo # DN-SN-86-06024, by PH 2 Richard W. McDill, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Dallas134k Chaplain (Cmdr.) R.C. Mellett exchanges salutes with side boys at the conclusion of the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700). USN photo # DN-ST-86-06032, by PH 2 Richard W. McDill, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Dallas82k Crew members man their stations during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700). USN photo # DN-ST-86-06022, by PH 2 Richard W. McDill, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Dallas493k An aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) underway on 1 May 1982. USN photo # DN-SC-82-05947, by General Dynamics / Electric Boat, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Dallas1.52kTwenty three page Welcome Aboard & COC PDF of the Dallas (SSN-700), December 1992. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Dallas143k Portions of the fairing removed reveal Dallas's (SSN-700) towed array feed tube, Groton, 1996. The banner on the brow reflects their pride as the "star" of Tom Clancy's novel and film, "The Hunt for Red October." Photo by Lester Palifka, courtesy of Ken Hart.
Dallas185kCaptain Joseph A. assumed command of Dallas (SSN-700) in February 1998. During his tour Dallas completed the first certification and deployment of the Special Warfare Dry Deck Shelter onboard a Los Angeles-class submarine. While under his command, Dallas earned the COMSUBRON TWO Battle Efficiency “E” for 1999 and 2000 in addition to numerous departmental awards. Upon his relief in November 2000, Captain McBrearty attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a Masters Degree in International Studies. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Dallas233kSailors assist in steadying the deep submergence rescue vehicle Mystic (DSRV-1) as it is lowered on to the fast-attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), on 30 August 2000 at Askaz Naval Base in Turkey. Dallas, and Mystic are in Turkey conducting training operations in support of the NATO triennial major submarine escape and rescue (SMER) exercise Sorbet Royal 2000,. Sorbet Royal involves rescue specialists and Naval forces from three NATO nations, Italy, Turkey and the United States of America. US Navy photo # N-2480M-035, courtesy of Journalist 1st Class Jason E. Miller.
Dallas288k Perched on the back of its mother submarine, the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Mystic (DSRV-1) and the fast-attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) are towed in support of Sorbet Royal 2000, a rescue exercise off of Turkey's Mediterranean coast on 31 August 2000. USN photo # DN-SD-03-11148, by JO1 Jason Everett Miller, USN, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Dallas77kDallas (SSN-700), arrives at Aksaz Naval Base, Turkey, 7 September 2001 carrying the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle Mystic (DSRV-1). US Navy photo # N-2480M-032, by JO1 Jason E. Miller USN, courtesy of the US Navy Chinfo Photo Gallery web site.
Dallas89k A sailor performs routine maintenance on the refrigeration unit onboard the Dallas (SSN-700) on 20 Mar 2002. USN photo # DN-SD-03-16675, by Scott H. Spitzer, USAF, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Dallas121k A high-angle view taken from the conning tower onboard the Dallas (SSN-700), looking towards the aft end of the boat as it is moored to the pier at Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, Connecticut, 20 Mar 2002. An armed security watch officer mans his position at the aft end of the boat. USN photo # DN-SD-03-16676, by Scott H. Spitzer, USAF, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Dallas95k US Navy Sailors are served nourishing hot meals inside the mess deck onboard the Dallas (SSN-700). USN photo # DN-SD-03-16672, by Scott H. Spitzer, USAF, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Dallas64k The nuclear powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) gets underway for a scheduled deployment 4 April 2002 at the Submarine Base New London, Conn. US Navy photo N-8363H-115 by Nicole Hawley, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Dallas307kCrew members assigned to the nuclear powered attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) make final preparations to get underway for a scheduled deployment 4 April 2002 at the Submarine Base New London, Conn. US Navy photo # N-8363H-019 by Nicole Hawley, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Dallas288k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), receives cargo during a brief port visit to Souda Bay, 12 April 2004. Commissioned in 1981, is Dallas the first Los Angeles-class submarine to have a Dry Deck Shelter (DDS). Dry Deck Shelters provide specially configured nuclear powered submarines with a greater capability of deploying Special Operations Forces (SOF). DDSs can transport, deploy, and recover SOF teams from Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRCs) or SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDVs), all while remaining submerged. In an era of littoral warfare, this capability substantially enhances the combat flexibility of both the submarine and SOF personnel. US Navy photo # N-0780F-091, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas334k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), arrives in Souda Bay's harbor for a brief port visit, 12 April 2004. US Navy photo # N-0780F-041, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas327k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), receives cargo during a brief port visit to Souda Bay, 12 April 2004. US Navy photo # N-0780F-019, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas254k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), receives cargo during a brief port visit to Souda Bay, 12 April 2004. US Navy photo # N-0780F-012, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas205kMaster-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Nathan Hastings, from Henry, Ill., scans the surrounding area while standing a pier security watch as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) prepares to get underway from Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. US Navy photo # N-0780F-012, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas219k Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Ryan Carver releases the bowline on the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), as the boat gets underway from Souda harbor 19 July 2004, following a brief port visit. US Navy photo # N-0780F-070, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas300k Her Dry-Dock Shelter open, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), departs Souda harbor 19 July 2004, following a brief port visit. US Navy photo # N-0780F-070, courtesy of Paul Farley.
Dallas256k The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) gets a little help from tugboat C-Tractor 6 as she returned home to Groton, Conn., 23 September 2004 following a regularly scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Central Command operations area. "We had a super deployment," said Cmdr. Gard Clark, Dallas's commanding officer. "We visited Bahrain, La Maddelana, Souda Bay and we did a lot of different operations with a great crew." US Navy photo by JO1 (SW/AW) Mark A. Savage, courtesy of csg2.navy.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Dallas156k Commander, Submarine Group Two, Rear Adm. Mark W. Kenny, right, presents Senior Chief Electronics Technician Jason Taggart with a Bronze Star with Combat "V" award citation, as Taggart's wife, Jennifer, and Commanding Officer, Dallas (SSN-700), Cmdr. Gard Clark, look on during an award ceremony on board Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., 4 March 2005. Taggart earned the award during his tour as the Coalition Military Assistance Team's (CMAT) Personnel Security Detachment (PSD) team commander from August 2003 to March 2004 in Iraq. As team commander, Taggart was responsible for the formation, training and deployment of the PSD Teams. He completed more than 200 missions from Iraq’s border with Turkey and Syria all the way to Kuwait. During these missions, Taggart twice discovered roadside Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), cleared the area, set up security and waited for Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams to declare it safe. In one incident, Taggart was wounded by an IED and continued his duties, refusing to leave the area until the mission was complete. Taggart was also involved in four separate firefights. US Navy photo # N-9543M-002 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kyle McCloud, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Dallas490k A SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) is loaded aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) in preparation for a Special Warfare Training exercise. SDV is a "wet" submersible, designed to carry Seals and their cargo in fully flooded compartments to provide a dry environment while preparing for special warfare exercises or operations. US Navy photo # N-1464F-003 by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Dallas346k A SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) is loaded aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) in preparation for a Special Warfare Training exercise. SDV is a "wet" submersible, designed to carry Seals and their cargo in fully flooded compartments to provide a dry environment while preparing for special warfare exercises or operations. US Navy photo # N-1464F-005 by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Dallas377k The Navy tugboat Kerry Moran pulls alongside the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700), as the fast attack submarine gets underway in support of a Special Warfare Training exercise at Norfolk, VA., 6 February 2006. Dallas is carrying a Dry Deck Shelter (DDS)- equipped submarine attached to its aft escape trunk. DDS is the primary supporting craft for the SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV).
SDV is a "wet" submersible, designed to carry Seals and their cargo in fully flooded compartments to provide a dry environment while preparing for special warfare exercises or operations
US Navy photo # N-1464F-012 by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Dallas218kThe Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) arrives for a port visit. US Navy photo # N-0780F-001, by Mr. Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Dallas243k The fast attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) arrives for a port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece on 18 September 2006. US Navy photo # N-0780F-008, by Mr. Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Dallas621k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) transits the Thames River during her return to Submarine Base New London in Groton, 21 August 2008. Dallas returned from a scheduled six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. US Navy photo # N-8467N-005, courtesy of John Narewski via Bill Gonyo.
Dallas261k The attack submarine Dallas (SSN-700) returns to homeport at Groton, Conn., following its final scheduled deployment after more than 30 years in service on 25 November 2013. US Navy photo # N-TN558-158, courtesy of Ron Reeves via news.navy.mil.
Photo added 12/21/13.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Dallas (SSN-700) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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