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Baltimore (SSN-704)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 21 May 1979, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 13 December 1980; Commissioned, USS Baltimore (SSN-704), 24 July 1982. Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 10 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 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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Baltimore & Florida342kA port bow view of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704), sliding down the ways at the completion of the launch ceremony, 13 December 1980. The boat under construction on the North Yard building ways is the Florida (SSBN-728). She would be launched at the Electric Boat Company on 14 November 1981.Official USN photo # DN-SC-82-05949 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore1.02kNine page Launching PDF of the Baltimore (SSN-704). PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Baltimore92kThe officers and crew of the Baltimore (SSN-704) salute the national ensign as she slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 13 December 1980. Electric Boat / USN photo.
Baltimore459kBaltimore (SSN-704) underway during her alpha sea trials, circa 1981. USN photo submitted by Dusty Wilson, (MMCSS Ret.)
Baltimore522kA view of the sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704), with bunting draped rail, during the commissioning ceremony on 24 August 1982. Official USN photo # DN-ST-82-10575, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore187kColors are raised on board the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704) during the ship's commissioning ceremony at the Submarine Base at Groton, CT., on 24 July 1982. Official USN photo # DN-ST-82-10177 by PHAN Pearson, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore690kCrewmen go aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704) during the commissioning ceremony.Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-10415 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Photo added 01/17/16.
Baltimore14kCommemorative post card marking the commissioning of the Baltimore (SSN-704), 24 July 1982.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Baltimore20kCommemorative post card marking the commissioning of the Baltimore (SSN-704), 24 July 1982.Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.
Baltimore526kCDR William L. Norris, executive officer, steps down from the speakers platform at the conclusion of the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704). Official USN photo # DN-ST-82-10568 by PHAN Pearson, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore741kA view of the crewmen and guest speakers aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704) during the commissioning ceremony.Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-10409, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore540kAn aerial starboard beam view of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704) underway on 1 April 1983. Official USN photo photo # DN-SC-83-07052 by PHAN Pearson, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore85kBaltimore (SSN-704) and the Sailing vessel Pride of Baltimore in the channel shortly after Baltimore got underway from Norfolk Naval Base. It was taken about 1984.
The Pride of Baltimore was lost in a storm while underway sometime around 1985.
Courtesy of Dusty Wilson (MMCSS Ret.) Photo I.d. & text courtesy of Hal Marshall, Capt USN (Ret).
CO of Baltimore (SSN-704), 83-85.
Baltimore51kBaltimore (SSN-704), starboard side view, date and location unknown.Courtesy of globalsecurity.org.
Baltimore61k An elevated view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704), and the nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile submarine Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636), foreground, moored at Pier No. 22 of the naval station at Norfolk, Virginia on 15 December 1986. The Nathanael Greene is being decommissioned. Official USN photo # DN-ST-87-03677 courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Baltimore253kRear Admiral Patrick William Dunne graduated from the Naval Academy in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He has a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the Navy's Nuclear Power training. Rear Adm. Dunne's service at sea includes tours on Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) (Blue), operating out of Holy Loch, Scotland; Batfish (SSN-681) homeported in Charleston, S.C.; and Baton Rouge (SSN-689), homeported in Norfolk, Va. He commanded Baltimore (SSN-704) 3 December 1988 to 5 December 1990 in Norfolk, and Frank Cable (AS-40) from 29 May 1993 to 20 July 1995 in Charleston. Official USN photo # DN-SD-02-06182 courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Baltimore964kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704) tied up at pier 23, berth 6. at NAS Norfolk VA., 19 August 1995. Official USN photo # DN-SC-95-02258, by Don S. Montgomery, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baltimore166kCrewman on board the U.S. Navy's Los Angeles-class attack submarine Baltimore (SSN-704) stand by with a grappling hook to snag a mail shipment being lowered by an SH-60 "Seahawk" helicopter from Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) 17 July 1996. The Baltimore is part of the aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73) Battle Group, which is just days away from completing their scheduled six-month deployment in the Mediterranean.
The George Washington will be returning to homeport, July 23rd after completing a scheduled six-month deployment to the Mediterranean, which included sustained operations in support of the NATO-led peacekeeping in Bosnia and UN sanctions against Iraq in the Arabian Gulf.
USN photo # N-2381V-002 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Chris Vickers, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Baltimore518kBaltimore (SSN-704), is undocked from Oak Ridge (ARDM-1) at Kings Bay, Georgia, 31 January 1997.Official USN photo # DN-SC-98-01915 by Julie Irwin Lunt, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Baltimore (SSN-704) 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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