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Phoenix (SSN-702)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 30 July 1977, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 8 December 1979; Commissioned, USS Phoenix (SSN-702), 19 December 1981. Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 29 July 1998; 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 1.07; 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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Phoenix 30kCommemorative postal cover marking the laying of the keel of the Phoenix (SSN-702), 30 July 1977, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Phoenix 163kSelf adhesive replica metal plate (5.5" x 3.75") marking the keel laying of the Phoenix (SSN-702) on 30 July 1977. Photo courtesy of Fred Moisson, Collection Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Museum of Military History, 5210 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway,Kissimmee, Florida, 34746.
Phoenix 181kCommemorative postal cover marking the launching of the Phoenix (SSN-702) on 8 December 1979. Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Insert photo courtesy of Tommy Trammp.
Phoenix 139k Phoenix (SSN-702) was sponsored by Mrs. John J. Rhodes. Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ohio1.07k Taken 8 December 1979 during the launch of the Phoenix (SSN-702).
Ohio (SSBN-726) is in the water, the Michigan (SSBN-727) is on her starboard side out of the water, and the Florida (SSN-728) is partially visible (starboard/aft) in the large assembly building. The Boston (SSN-703) is barely visible just inside the open bay doors in the small assembly building closest to the starboard side of the Florida (SSBN-728) and the Phoenix is being launched. I believe that the City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) is barely visible behind the closed bay doors to the port of the Phoenix.
USN photo courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Text courtesy of Bruce McCausland.
Phoenix 198kThe crew of the Phoenix (SSN-702) salute the National Ensign as she slides down the launching ways, 8 December 1979. The Michigan (SSBN-727) is on her port side. Courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Phoenix 181kCommemorative postal cover marking the commissioning of the Phoenix (SSN-702) on 19 December 1981. Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Phoenix 591k An aerial stern view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway on 1 May 1982. Official USN photo photo # DN-SC-82-05948 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Phoenix 11.5k11 page PDF Change of command ceremony aboard the Phoenix (SSN-702) on 9 January 1988 Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Phoenix 11.6k12 page PDF Welcome Aboard the Phoenix (SSN-702). Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Phoenix 645kA starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway on 1 January 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-ST-92-04164 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Phoenix 177k A stern view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway, circa 1 January 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-ST-92-04161 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Phoenix 221k Spray rises from the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway on 4 November 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-ST-92-02791 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Phoenix 105k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway on 4 November 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-ST-92-02793 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Phoenix 468k A port beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway on 4 November 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-SC-92-02789 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Phoenix 223kThe bow and sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) rise out of the water as the submarine comes to the surface on 4 November 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-ST-92-02790 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Phoenix 172kA port beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Phoenix (SSN-702) underway on 4 November 1991. Official USN photo photo # DN-ST-92-02792 by PH3 Michael Barth, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Phoenix 181k Phoenix (SSN-702) in dry dock. Courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Phoenix 965kTwo page PDF showing preservation efforts of the Phoenix (SSN-702) from the National Veterrans Magazine. Courtesy of Tommy Trampp.
PDF added 12/10/16.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Phoenix (SSN-702) 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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