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City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 4 September 1979, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 25 April 1981; Commissioned, USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), 8 January 1983. City of Corpus Christi was decommissioned on 30 May 2016.

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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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.
Corpus Christi 828k Lilla Tower, sponsor, breaks a bottle and christens the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), as distinguished guests look on during the launching ceremony, 25 April 1981. Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-00978 by General Dynamics / Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
Photo added 05/11/17.
Corpus Christi290kAn aerial port quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) sliding into the water at the conclusion of the launching ceremony on 25 April 1981. In the background is the nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine Florida (SSBN-728) under construction. Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-00980 by General Dynamics / Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi154k Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman addresses guests attending the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705). Seated behind him are Lilla Tower, far left, sponsor; ADM James D. Watkins, far right, deputy chief of naval operations; and Senator John Tower, R-Texas, 25 April 1981. Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-00976 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi113kCity of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) launching, 28 April 1981 at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.USN photo courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists.
Corpus Christi546kCity of Corpus Christi underway, during her Alpha sea trials, summer 1981.Official USN photo # DN-SC-83-07055 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi469kA starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) with its crew on the deck, during commissioning ceremonies on 8 January 1983. Official USN photo # DN-ST-83-04823 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi86kA port bow view of crewmen standing in formation aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705). during commissioning ceremonies.Official USN photo # DN-ST-83-04856 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi526kA crewman aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) raises the colors during commissioning ceremonies. Official USN photo # DN-ST-83-04824 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi165kCity of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), 16 March 1983, two months after her commissioning. USN photo.
Corpus Christi386kAn aerial starboard bow view of the Los Angeles Class nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) underway on 1 April 1983. Official USN photo # DN-SC-83-07051 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi436kCrewmen monitor equipment inside the Fire control area aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) on 1 February 1984. Official USN photo # DN-ST-88-07340 by Chuck Field, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. Partial text i.d. courtesy of Bob Shouse.
Corpus Christi26kA crewman monitors the torpedo tube control panel in the torpedo room of the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) on 1 February 1984. USN photo DN-ST-88-07342 by Chuck Fiel, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Corpus Christi98k A crewman checks a torpedo tube system aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705). Official USN photo # DN-ST-88-07341 by Chuck Field, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Corpus Christi387k A bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) underway off the coast of New London, Conn., 1 January 1988. Official USN photo # DN-ST-88-07410 by General Dynamics Electric Boat, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Corpus Christi 1.18k Twenty page Welcome Aboard PDF of the City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), circa 1998. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Corpus Christi60k Sailing away from the coast of St Croix, Commander Leo Goff, Commanding Officer of the City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) assisted by a navigator and lookout, head for the Colombian city of Cartagena, 29 July 1999. USN photo # N-0879R-003 by Journalist 1st Class David Rush, courtesy of the CHINFO Chief of Naval Information.
Corpus Christi 1.18k Twenty page Change of Command PDF of the City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), 13 July 2001. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Corpus Christi69kCity of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), at Portsmouth in August 2002 just following a major refit. Courtesy of Derek Strahan.
Corpus Christi71k The Los Angeles-class submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) arrives in Pearl Harbor, 27 September 2002 for a port visit on her way to her new home port in Guam. USN photo courtesy of the CHINFO Chief of Naval Information.
Corpus Christi119kSailors from aboard City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) step ashore at Apra Harbor, Guam, their new homeport on 17 October 2002. City of Corpus Christi is the first of three fast attack submarines being homeported here, assigned to Commander, Submarine Squadron 15.USN photo # N-6914M-001 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Shawn M. Morrison, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi701kCity of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) is escorted into Apra Harbor, Guam, their new homeport on 17 October 2002. The submarine traveled 14,000 nautical miles from Portsmouth, N.H., down the Atlantic Seaboard, through the Panama Canal, and across the Pacific Ocean to arrive in Guam. During the trip, 21 crewmembers completed their submarine warfare qualifications, 28 Sailors had birthdays, and four babies were born while their fathers were at sea. USN photo # N-6914M-002 & text by JO2 Melody D. Scalfone, courtesy of news.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Corpus Christi60k City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) passes the Apra Harbor breakwater at Orote Point, 17 October 2002. USN photo # N-1746P-002 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Jeffrey Portish, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi315k Standing in the control room of the U.S. fast-attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), Russian Vice Admiral Konstantin Sidenko (center) speaks to his interpreter in order to ask a question of the City of Corpus Christi's Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Denno (right) on 29 March 2006 at Santa Rita, Guam. USN photo # N-7293M-199 by JO2 Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Nathanael T. Miller, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi412k Standing on the brow of the U.S. fast-attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705), Russian Vice Admiral Konstantin Sidenko (center) poses with the City of Corpus Christi's Commander Mark Denno (left) and Captain Bradley R. Gehrke, Commander of Submarine Squadron 15. VADM Sidenko, who is Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Russian Federation Navy Pacific Fleet, is making the Russian Navy’s first visit to the U.S. territory of Guam. Four Russian vessels accompanied the admiral to the island. The Russian sailors will participate in a joint humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise with several U.S. Navy units as well as get some liberty time in the tropical sun. USN photo # N-7293M-161 by JO2 Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Nathanael T. Miller, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi338k The fast attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) sails into Apra Harbor after performing a routine underway.USN photo # N-9662L-113 by JO2 Photographer's Mate 2nd Class John F. Looney, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi103kCity of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) underway, date and place unknown.USN photo courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists web site.
Corpus Christi319kCommander Submarine Squadron Fifteen; Capt. Doug Wright presented the Submarine Squadron 15 Battle “E” plaque to Cdr. Rob Gaucher; Commanding Officer of City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) on 13 January 2010. The Battle Efficiency Award signifies the overall readiness of a command to accomplish its mission over the span of a year. USN photo # N-1436M-001 by Yeoman 3rd Class (Submarines) Sean McKillip, courtesy of news.navy.mil. via Bill Gonyo.
Corpus Christi475kDry Dock 1 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard is flooded during the undocking of the fast attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) on 18 May 2010. City of Corpus Christi was in dry dock for a maintenance availability.USN photo # N-6412L-040 by Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dustan Longhin, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi 1.13k The attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) transits into formation during a photo exercise as a part of Exercise Malabar 2015. in the Indian Ocean on 16 October 2015. Malabar is a continuing series of complex, high-end war fighting exercises conducted to advance multi-national maritime relationships and mutual security. USN photo # 151016-N-ZF573-069 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chris Brown courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi 623k Sailors assigned to fast-attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) strike the commissioning pennant during a Memorial Day decommissioning ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 30 May 2016. City of Corpus Christi concluded 33 years of service as the second U.S. warship to be named after Corpus Christi, Texas. USN photo # 160530-N-LY160-379 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi 1.12k Mark Scott, a city councilman of Corpus Christi, Texas, addresses Memorial Day guests at the fast-attack submarine City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) decommissioning ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. USN photo # 160530-N-LY160-181 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael H. Lee courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Corpus Christi 1.07k The City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) passes the Manette Bridge on the way to PSNS for decommissioning this month. Photo by Larry Steagall, kitsapsun.com, courtesy of Ron Reeves.

There is no DANFS History currently available for City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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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
Navy Decommissions Attack Boat USS City of Corpus Christi

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