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Albuquerque (SSN-706)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 27 December 1979, at the Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 13 March 1982; Commissioned, USS Albuquerque (SSN-706), 21 May 1983, at Sub Base New London CT.; Albuquerque Decommissioned: 27 February 2017.

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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Albuquerque187k The bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) towers above the speakers platform as preparations are made for the launching ceremony on 13 Mar 1982 at the Electric Boat Division, of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.Official USN photo # DN-ST-82-05173, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque110kSponsor Nancy L. Domenici breaks the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) during the launching ceremony. Behind her are David S. Lewis, chairman of the board, General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, right, and Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-New Mexico. Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-05182, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque57kA bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) as it slides down the ways at the conclusion of the launching ceremony. Official USN photo # DN-SN-82-05183, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque569kBlack and white Albuquerque (SSN-706) on the Atlantic, 13 March 1982. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com
Albuquerque1.79kSeventeen page Welcome Aboard the Albuquerque (SSN-706) PDF. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Albuquerque827kFive page commemorative postal covers PDF marking the Albuquerque (SSN-706) launching & commissioning. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Albuquerque72kAlbuquerque (SSN-706) underway at sea, probably off the coast of New England during her Alpha tests, circa 1983.USN photo # NH 96646, courtesy of the Federation of American Scientists Web Site.
Albuquerque228kAn overall view from the bandstand of the commissioning ceremonies for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) on 21 May 1983. Official USN photo # DN-ST-83-08956, by PH2 Jeffery A. Salter, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque77k A crew member holds programs for the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706). Official USN photo # DN-ST-83-08947, by Jeffery A. Salter, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque92k Crew members of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) post the flag and set the first watch during commissioning ceremonies. Official USN photo # DN-SN-83-08960, by PH1 Ron Garrison, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque274k A nighttime starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) during inclining experiments at the Navy Submarine Base at Groton, CT., 1 January 1983. Official USN photo # DN-SN-83-06744, by Jeffery A. Salter, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque226k A port view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) underway. The Albuquerque is en route to the Mediterranean Sea as part of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CV-67) battle group.Official USN photo # DN-SC-93-00864, by CWO2 Kenneth H. Brewer, from the Defense Visual Information Center, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil, and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Seahorse 534k An overhead view of the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CV-67) battle group underway en route to the Mediterranean Sea on 16 October 1992. The other ships in the group are: the nuclear-powered attack submarines Albuquerque (SSN-706) and Seahorse (SSN-669); the guided missile cruisers Gettysburg (CG-64), Leyte Gulf (CG-55) and Wainwright (CG-28); the destroyer Caron (DD-970); the frigates Capodanno (FF-1093), Halyburton (FFG-40) and Mcinerney (FFG-8); the destroyer tender Puget Sound (AD-38); the ammunition ship Santa Barbara (AE-28); and the replenishment oiler Kalamazoo (AOR-6). Official USN photo # DN-SC-93-00851 by CWO2 Kenneth H. Brewer, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Albuquerque24kAlbuquerque's (SSN-706) steerable BQS-15 mine and obstacle avoidance sonar receiver, Groton, 1995. Photo courtesy of Ken Hart.
Albuquerque498kThe attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706), attached to the Enterprise(CVN-65) Carrier Strike Group, steams through the Atlantic Ocean on 22 September 2003. The Enterprise Strike Group is underway participating in a Comprehensive Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in preparation for a Mediterranean Deployment. USN photo N-7748K-001 by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua C. Kinter, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque245k Master Chief Electronics Technician John C. Ketcham, Command Master Chief, Submarine Squadron Two, helps out Tyler Almquist at Groton, Conn. 26 May 2004, as he peers through a periscope aboard Albuquerque (SSN-706) during his Make-A-Wish Foundation tour of the Los Angeles class attack submarine. Almquist, who suffers from Leukemia, was given a tour of the submarine and was, designated an honorary submariner on Albuquerque. USN photo N-1876S-002 by Journalist 1st Class Mark A. Savage, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque300k The Los Angeles class submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) surfaces in the North Atlantic Ocean 12 July 2004, while participating in Majestic Eagle 2004. Majestic Eagle 2004 is a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the NATO led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman's participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy's new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004 , the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. USN photo # N-7748K-045, by Photographer's Mate Airman Josh Kinter, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque203k Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, talks with a Sailor aboard Albuquerque (SSN-706) during his visit to Naval Submarine Base New London 17 August 2004. U.S. Navy by Mike Kurec/NSSF Visual Information Service Center, courtesy of csg2.navy.mil. & submitted to this site by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque341kCrewmembers of Los Angeles class submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) man the flying bridge as they depart Souda harbor, Crete, Greece 25 March 2005, after a brief port visit. Albuquerque is homeported in Groton, Conn., and is deployed with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in support of the global war on terrorism. USN photo N-0780F-078, by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque292kStern view of the the Albuquerque (SSN-706) as she departs Souda harbor, Crete, Greece 25 March 2005, after a brief port visit. USN photo N-0780F-107, by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque96kAlbuquerque (SSN-706) passing under the Gold Star Memorial Bridge on I-95 as seen on the Thames River inbound transit to Naval Submarine Base New London CT. The drawbridge is an AMTRAK railroad bridge that is required to be open for transiting submarines.Text courtesy of Joseph A Drake, Lcdr, USN RMO, RSG Groton. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque247k Port side view of the Los Angeles class submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) as she surfaces during exercises in September 2006.USN photo N-6436W-196, courtesy of dod.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albuquerque555kOfficers stand on the sail of the attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) as she arrives at her new homeport at San Diego, Calif 6 August 2009. Albuquerque completed her change of homeport from Groton, Conn., to Naval Base Point Loma, the first homeport change in her history. USN photo N-6031Q-004 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Quillen, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque1.32kThe attack submarine Albuquerque (SSN-706) departs San Diego on 29 January 2013 for a six-month deployment of the western Pacific.USN photo # 130129-N-QC706-005 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony Walker, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albuquerque362kThe Albuquerque (SSN-706) arrives at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to commence its inactivation process on 28 October 2015. The boat left San Diego 21 October 2015, following an inactivation ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma. USN photo # 151028-N-UD469-021 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Photo added 09/19/17.
Albuquerque270kCommander, Submarine Group 9, Rear Adm. John Tammen delivers remarks during the decommissioning ceremony for the Albuquerque (SSN-706) on 27 February 2017 at the Keyport Undersea Museum. Commissioned 21 May 1983, Albuquerque deployed 21 times, visited over 20 countries and steamed over 500,000 miles, participated in 18 major international naval exercises and performed 1075 successful dives throughout the ship's 33 years of service. USN photo # 170227-N-UD469-065 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda R. Gray, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Photo added 09/19/17.

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