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Atlanta (SSN-712)


Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 17 August 1978, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 16 August 1980; Commissioned, USS Atlanta (SSN-712), 6 March 1982. Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 16 December 1999; 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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Atlanta50kCommemorative post card marking the keel laying of the Atlanta (SSN-712), 17 August 1978, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Atlanta435kAtlanta (SSN-712), on the building ways with crew lining the railing just prior to launching, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA., 16 August 1980.Courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
Atlanta152kCommemorative post card marking the launching of the Atlanta (SSN-712), 16 August 1980.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/01/12.
Atlanta286kCommemorative post card marking the launching of the Atlanta (SSN-712), 16 August 1980.Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Photo added 12/01/12.
Atlanta85kAtlanta (SSN-712), underway, probably off the coast of Virginia during her sea trials, 1981.Courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
Atlanta581kAn aerial starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Atlanta (SSN-712) during sea trials on 30 January 1982.Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-82-11092, by Lloyd Everton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Atlanta146kAn aerial starboard quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Atlanta (SSN-712) during sea trials on 30 January 1982.Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-82-05061, by Stu Gilman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Atlanta427kAn aerial bow-on view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Atlanta (SSN-712) underway on 30 January 1982.Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-82-05062, by Lloyd Everton, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Atlanta191kCommemorative post card marking the commissioning of the Atlanta (SSN-712), 6 March 1982.Courtesy of Richard Leonhardt.
Atlanta394kAn aerial port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Atlanta (SSN-712) underway on 1 Dec 1982. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-83-02658, by Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Birmingham339kFour Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarines display ensigns and union jacks during the commissioning ceremony for their sister ship, the Salt Lake City (SSN-716). Moored together at a pier are the Baton Rouge (SSN-689), the Atlanta (SSN-712), the Birmingham (SSN-695), and the Norfolk (SS-714) at Norfolk, VA on 12 May 1984. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-84-09364 by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Baton Rouge209kThree Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarines display ensigns and union jacks during the commissioning ceremony for their sister ship, the Salt Lake City (SSN-716). Moored together at a pier are the Baton Rouge (SSN-689), the Atlanta (SSN-712), and the Norfolk (SS-714) at Norfolk, VA on 12 May 1984. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SN-84-09351 by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Atlanta106kThe chief of the watch sounds a general alarm aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Atlanta (SSN-712) on 1 Sep 1991.Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-ST-94-00620, by PH1 Mike Flynn, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Who Am I?197k An aerial view of a section of the Naval Station showing destroyer and submarine (D&S) pier #21. On the south side of the pier is the submarine tender Emory S. Land (AS-39) with four Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarines moored on the north side including the Atlanta (SSN-712), Jacksonville (SSN-699), and unidentified sub, and Hampton (SSN-767), 25 Jun 1995. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-95-02165, by Robert J. Sitar, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Atlanta240kA port side view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Atlanta (SSN-712) entering the Hampton Roadstead upon returning from sea following the departure of Hurricane Felix from the area on 19 August 1995. Official U.S. Navy Photograph # DN-SC-95-02263, by PH1 Don S. Montgomery, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Atlanta1.73kPDF History & Welcome Aboard the Atlanta (SSN-712).PDF courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Atlanta148k Atlanta (SSN-712), a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine homeported in Norfolk, Va., left Monday, 25 November 1996 for a six month deployment to the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. The Commanding officer, Commander Kevin Peppe of Minneapolis, Minn., and thousands of Sailors like him will be spending this holiday season overseas in support of U.N. and NATO operations. U.S. Navy Photograph N-1055H-007 by Photographer's Mate 1st class Alexander C. Hicks, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Atlanta55kAtlanta (SSN-712), entering Gibraltar, 9th Dec 1996.Courtesy of Daniel Ferro.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Atlanta (SSN-712) 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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