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Norfolk (SSN-714)

Radio Call Sign: November - November - Victor - Alpha

Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 1 August 1979, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 3 October 1981; Commissioned, USS Norfolk (SSN-714), 21 May 1983. Norfolk is assigned to the US Atlantci Fleet and homeported at Norfork, VA.

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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714 151k Keel cachet of the Norfolk (SSN-714), 1 August 1979. US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
714 830k Norfolk (SSN-714) shortly before her launching. Employees who worked on Norfolk were invited to sign the hull. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 06/20/13.
Norfolk124kNewport News Shipbuilding President Edward J. Campbell and Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman Jr., on steps, watch as Sponsor Jane Weinberger, wife of Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, launches the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) by breaking a champagne bottle on its bow, 3 October 1981. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01769, by PH2 E. G. "SKIP" Nocciolo, JR., from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk397kRed, white and blue balloons are released at the bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) during its launching ceremony on 3 October 1981. USN photo # DN-ST-82-01768, by PH2 E. G. "SKIP" Nocciolo, JR., from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
714 202k Launching cachet of the Norfolk (SSN-714), 3 October 1981. US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Norfolk70k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the first sea trials of the Norfolk (SSN-714), 9 March 1983. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Norfolk321kA sailor raises the union jack on the deck of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714), during the ship's commissioning ceremony on 21 May 1983. USN photo # DN-SN-83-10752, by D.J. Hagood, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk38kCrew members line the deck of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714), as the watch is set at the conclusion of the ship's commissioning ceremony. U.S. Navy photo # DN-ST-83-10774 by JO1 Gary Miller, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
714 840k Nine photo Welcome Aboard PDF on the Norfolk (SSN-714), May 1983. US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Norfolk105kNorfolk (SSN-714), underway, probably during her Alpha sea trials off the Atlantic coast, 1983. U.S. Navy photo courtesy of USNI.
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. USN photo # DN-SN-84-09351 by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk606k Yeoman Third Class (YN3) Clifton Williams working in the yeoman's office onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) at Hampton Roads, VA. on 6 May 1994. USN photo # DN-SC-94-02082, by PH2 Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk103kFire Control Technician Second Class (FT2) Phillip Ridgway raises the National Ensign onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) as the ship ties up to the submarine tender Frank Cable (AS-40) off the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. The bow of the large harbor tug Paducah (YTB-758) is in the background. The tug is assisting the Norfolk in mooring.U.S. Navy photo # DN-SC-94-02067 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Norfolk71kTorpedoman Third Class (TM3) Kurt Lopez observes the removal of a torpedo from a tube onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) on 20 Apr 1994. USN photo # DN-SC-94-02227, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Norfolk57k Tim Sullivan enjoys his off duty time by reading a book in his rack aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) on 20 Apr 1994. USN photo # DN-SC-94-02357, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk74k Senior Chief Quartermaster (QMCS) Greg Solberg reviews the course being plotted by Quartermaster Third Class (QM3) Winston Clinedinst onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) on 20 Apr 1994. USN photo # DN-SC-94-02230, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk81k Food services representatives of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) gather for a divisional meeting in the crew's lounge. USN photo # DN-SC-94-02089, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk93k Machinist Mate First Class (MM1) Prince Stokley cleans the auxiliary diesel engine onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714). USN photo # DN-SC-94-02061, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Norfolk94k Sonar Technician Second Class (ST2) Kenneth Elmore runs a fathometer onboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714). USN photo # DN-ST-94-01964, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Norfolk123k Electrician's Mate 1st Class Greg Schaldenbrand of Charleston, SC, (Santa) returned on board the Navy's nuclear-powered fast attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) on 20 December 1996. Norfolk returned to Naval Station Norfolk, VA after a regularly scheduled six month deployment to the Mediteranean as part of the Enterprise carrier Battle Group. U.S. Navy photo # N-1214S-006 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class David G. Schmidt, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk127kU.S. Navy's nuclear-powered fast attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) prepares to pull into Naval Station Norfolk, VA. U.S. Navy photo N-8492C-006 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Todd Cichonowicz, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk72k Crewmen aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) control the ship's depth, speed, and trim on 31 March 1999. Norfolk is currently deployed in support of the NATO-led Operation Allied Force in Yugoslavia, and is capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles. U.S. Navy photo # N-1556A-004 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Renso Amariz, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
714 1.68k Thirteen photo COC PDF on the Norfolk (SSN-714), 23 June 2000. US Navy photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Norfolk179k A Sailor loads ordnance aboard the fast attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714). Norfolk is making preparations for its six-month deployment as part of the Harry S. Truman battle group, 1 November 2000. U.S. Navy photo # N-1110A-501 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk152k Electrician Technician Second Class Justin Warshaw from Austin, Texas, lowers a periscope clamp while performing maintenance aboard the fast attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714). Norfolk is making preparations for its six-month deployment as part of the Harry S. Truman battle group, 1 November 2000. U.S. Navy photo # N-1110A-502 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk201k Mess Specialist First Class Henry James from Williamton, Delaware, compiles the food inventory on the mess decks aboard the fast attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714). Norfolk is making preparations for its six-month deployment as part of the Harry S. Truman battle group, 1 November 2000. U.S. Navy photo # N-1110A-503 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk171k Ensign John Hauser from Jefferson City, MI, updates the Quarterly Battery Report in the wardroom of the fast attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714). Norfolk is making preparations for its six-month deployment as part of the Harry S. Truman battle group,1 November 2000. U.S. Navy photo # N-1110A-504 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk109kA starboard bow view of the Emory S. Land (AS-39) and the Norfolk (SSN-714) moored side-by-side, while undergoing routine maintenance and upkeep, at US Naval Support Activity (NSA) La Maddalena, Italy, 21 Mar 2001. USN photo # DN-SD-03-09095, by PH3 Jodi L. Vogelsong, USN from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Norfolk77k Aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714), 31 March 2002. Officer of the Deck, Lieutenant Junior Grade Randy Kouba, from Pisek, North Dakota, performs a visual inspection through the boats periscope of the surface area around the boat. U.S. Navy photo # N-1556A-006 by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Renso Amariz, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk29k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the 20th year of commissioning of the Norfolk (SSN-714), 21 May 2003. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Norfolk270k Families and friends wait anxiously on the pier on board Naval Station Norfolk as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714) returns to her homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo # N-2820Z-002 by Journalist Seaman Apprentice Andy Zask, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk90k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of the Norfolk's (SSN-714) port visit to Bahrain APO, 23 January 2005.
Note: The DOD-CNO does not report (Advertise) any deployment of ASubs in OIF Gulf missions.
Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Norfolk215k Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Robert Boon performs maintenance on the torpedo weapons system aboard the Norfolk (SSN-714), during a port call in Bahrain, 17 January 2006. Norfolk is currently deployed to the 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations (MSO). MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. U.S. Navy photo # N-5863B-129 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Carolla Bennett, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk219kNorfolk (SSN-714) is moored to the Mina Salman Pier in Bahrain during a brief port visit. U.S. Navy photo # N-5863B-140 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Carolla Bennett, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk182kGunner's Mate 2nd Class Cameron Adams, a Navy Deep Sea Diver embarked aboard the submarine tender Emory S. Land (AS-39) is tended to the surface before entering the water to conduct a ships husbandry dive on the Norfolk (SSN-714) at Manama, Bahrain, on 18 January 2006. The diver crew is homeported in La Maddalena, Italy and deploys throughout the European and Middle East theaters in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo # N-8298P-024 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Christopher Perez, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk491kThe Z-Drive Navy tugboats Patrica & Susan Moran from Moran Towing Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. help the Norfolk (SSN-714) to moor after she returned to Norfolk, as a part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), 7 May 2006. The Nassau ESG successfully completed a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism, where they conducted Maritime Security Operations for U.S. 5th Fleet and Theater Security Cooperation for U.S. 6th Fleet. The Attack submarine Minneapolis-St Paul (SSN-708) is moored ahead of the Norfolk. U.S. Navy photo # N-5055G-029 by Journalist 2nd Class Joshua Glassburn, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk122kThe Boise (SSN-764) is moored ahead of the Norfolk (SSN-714), with the sail of the Jacksonville (SSN-699) rising from the other side of the quay at Norfolk Naval Station, at pier 3, 17 October 2007. Photograph courtesy of John Hummel.
Norfolk283kThe fast-attack submarine Norfolk (SSN-714), leads a formation of ships taking part in Operation Arabian Shark '08 on 17 April 2009. This is a joint exercise focusing on anti-submarine warfare between the navies of the United States, Bahrain, and Pakistan.US Navy photo # N-3165S-098 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ryan Steinhour, courtesy of news.navy.mil. & submitted by Robert M. Cieri.
Norfolk Pier 3150kThe fast-attack submarines Norfolk (SSN-714), left, Newport News (SSN-750) and Oklahoma City (SSN-723) sit moored at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3 during sunset on 22 August 2009.U.S. Navy photo # N-7668G-004 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Norfolk296kThe Norfolk (SSN-714) sits pier side on a foggy morning at Naval Station Norfolk. Norfolk is undergoing a maintenance availability in preparation for its upcoming deployment on 14 December 2009.U.S. Navy photo # N-7705S-001 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer, courtesy of news.navy.mil.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Norfolk (SSN-714) 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

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