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Salt Lake City (SSN-716)


Radio Call Sign: November - Sierra - Lima - Charlie

Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 26 August 1980, at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 16 October 1982; Commissioned, USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716), 12 May 1984. Salt Lake City has been decommissioned and awaiting in storage disposal through the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program).

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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Salt Lake City 225k Salt Lake City (SSN-716) keel cachet on 26 August 1980. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Salt Lake City 236k Salt Lake City (SSN-716) launch cachet on 16 October 1983. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Salt Lake City94kKathleen Garns, sponsor, breaks the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) during the christening ceremony on 16 October 1983. USN photo # DN-SC-84-10130, by Stu Gilman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City346kA view of the spectators attending the launching ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) on 16 October 1983. The unfinished Olympia (SSN-717) is on the building ways to the right. USN photo # DN-SN-83-06085, by Stu Gilman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City154kBalloons float skyward as the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) slides down the ways at the conclusion of the launching ceremony on 16 October 1983. USN photo # DN-SN-83-06084 by Stu Gilman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City268kA starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) on the James River, Virginia, on 15 March 1984. USN photo # DN-SN-84-08551, by Chris Oxley, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City484kAn aerial starboard view of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) underway during sea trials prior to commissioning on 5 April 1984. USN photo # DN-SC-84-10130, by Judi Baldwin, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City115k Crewmen stand at attention on deck during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) on 12 May 1984. Moored in front of the Salt Lake City is the submarine tender Emory S. Land (AS-39) with its crew manning the stern rails. Various naval vessels can be seen on the right. USN photo # DN-ST-84-09331, by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City121kCrew members raise the union jack aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) during the ship's commissioning ceremony. USN photo # DN-ST-84-09383, by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City 585k The crew of the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) stand during the commissioning ceremony. USN photo courtesy of Dale Hargrave.
Salt Lake City91k The Commander in Chief US Atlantic Fleet Band performs during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716). USN photo # DN-ST-84-09319, by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City59kMarines fire a ceremonial cannon salute during the commissioning ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716). USN photo # DN-ST-84-09349, by PH2 Wujcik, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City 179k Salt Lake City (SSN-716) commissioning cachet on 12 May 1984. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Ballast Point, San Diego48kAn Oil on Masonite painting by the artist John Charles Roach, entitled "Ballast Point, San Diego", depicts sub base with subs and tenders at the pier in San Diego during mid 1986. The tenders were possibly the: McKee (AS-42) for Subron 7:
Dixon (AS-37) for Subron 3:
Among the subs were the:
Dolphin (AGSS-555):
Gudgeon (SS-567):
Albacore (AGSS-569):
Barbel (SS-580):
Blueback (SS-581):
Permit (SSN-594):
Plunger (SSN-595):
Pollack (SSN-603)
Haddo (SSN-604):
Guardfish (SSN-612):
Haddock (SSN-621):
Sturgeon (SSN-637):
Gurnard (SSN-662) :
Hawkbill (SSN-666):
Pintado (SSN-672):
Drum (SSN-677):
William H. Bates (SSN-680):
La Jolla (SSN-701):
Portsmouth (SSN-707) &
Salt Lake City (SSN-716).
Ballast Point, San Diego
John Charles Roach 1986.5
Oil on Masonite, 1986, courtesy of the USNHC, # 88-163-CR.
Text contributed by OMC J. Reid Pallady USNR-RET & QM2(SS) David Johnston, USNR.
Salt Lake City117kSalt Lake City (SSN-716) dockside at NAS Alameda in March of 1987. Photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Salt Lake City173kCommander Thomas Boulton Fargo commanded the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) from 14 May 1987 to 13 July 1989. Official Potrait of Admiral Thomas Boulton Fargo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City2.2kWelcome aboard pamphlet, circa 1993. PDF courtesy of Darryl L. Baker.
Salt Lake City71kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of Salt Lake City (SSN-716) finishing her overhaul at Mare Island, CA., on 24 May 1993. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Salt Lake City 453k Nine page Welcome Aboard PDF for the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) circa 1995. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Salt Lake City72k During "Fleet Week" '97's "Parade of Ships" the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) enters San Diego Bay followed by a Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), 25 July 1997. USN photo courtesy of news.navy.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City51kTorpedoman's Mate Third Class (SS) Samuel S. Cabrerra (left) passes a lashing strap to TM2 (SS) Jimmie S. Swift III as they safely secure a Tomahawk missile in the torpedo room of the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) during Global Guardian '98 on 27 October 1997. USN photo # N-7159P-008 by PH2 (NAC) H. Wolfgang Porter, courtesy of news.navy.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City146kBoth enlisted and commissioned sailors pull duty in the control room of the Salt Lake City (SSN-716). During maneuvering operations they keep a watchful eye, through periscopes, on the busy shipping lanes near this California city as they participate in the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98, on 29 October 1997. USN photo # DN-SD-99-05752, by PH2 (NAC) H. Wolfgang Porter, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City87kCrewmen aboard the Los Angeles class submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) relax while tugboats tow the boat out to sea where the crew will resume control in preparation for the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98. USN photo # DN-SD-99-05753, by PH2 (NAC) H. Wolfgang Porter, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City63k Fire Control Technician Third Class (SS) Roberto A. Baptiste grabs his gear on board the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) as he prepares to stand watch pier side during the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98. USN photo # DN-SD-99-05751, by PH2 (NAC) H. Wolfgang Porter, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City81k In the torpedo room of the Salt Lake City (SSN-716), Torpedoman's Mate Seaman (SS) Enrique J. Galvez prepares for the arrival of a Tomahawk missile which will be fired during the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98. USN photo # DN-SD-99-05756, by PH2 (NAC) H. Wolfgang Porter, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City127kLookouts aboard the submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) watch for traffic on the shipping lanes as the boat heads for its home port at San Diego, California during Global Guardian '98. USN photo # DN-SD-99-05784, by PH2 (NAC) H. Wolfgang Porter, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City153kPoster released on 12 November 1999 depicting various scenes aboard the submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) during the joint military exercise Global Guardian '98. USN photo # DN-SG-99-05826, by PH2 (NAC) Jeff Viano, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City36k Commemorative patch issued on the occasion of Salt Lake City's (SSN-716) 2000 West Pac tour. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Salt Lake City193k Military Photographer of the Year, Illustrative: Second Place -- MMFN (SS) Michael Nelson and STS(SS) Christopher Martindell join others from the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) in celebrating the 100th anniversary of submarines in an unusual way by taking a dip in an Olympic-size pool, 14 Mar 2001. USN photo # DN-SD-04-13117 by PH2 Aaron Ansarov, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Salt Lake City65kIn an early morning ceremony on 3 April 2001, at Naval Base Point Loma, the command of Salt Lake City (SSN-716) shifted hands as Cmdr. Stephen Marr relieved Cmdr. William Hoeft. Rear Adm. C. H. Griffiths, Jr., Commander Submarine Group Nine, served as Guest Speaker for the event. The official party renders honors to the National Ensign during the Change of Command Ceremony of Salt Lake City. Party members include from left to right, Cmdr. Stephen Marr, Commanding Officer USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716); Lt. Cmdr Moises Deltorro, Executive Officer Salt Lake City; Rear Adm. Charles Griffiths, Jr., Commander Submarine Squadron Nine; Cmdr. William Hoeft, Jr., Deputy Commander Submarine Squadron Eleven, Capt. Bruce Smith, Commander Submarine Squadron Eleven and Cmdr. Johnna Precup, Submarine Squadron Eleven Chaplain. USN photo by JO1 (SCW) Robert Feinberg, ComSubPac & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City147kSalt Lake City (SSN-716) prepares to go alongside Frank Cable (AS-40) at Apra Harbor, Guam., 23 May 2002. USN photo # N-9885M-004 by PH2 Alan D. Monyell, USN, contributed by Steven A. Cardali USN, CA-35.
Salt Lake City277kThe fast attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) transits the mouth of Apra Harbor, 23 May 2002 for a short port visit in Guam. The Salt Lake City is homeported in San Diego, CA, and is on a regularly scheduled deployment. USN photo # N-9885M-001 by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Alan D. Monyelle, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Salt Lake City261kAboard the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) September 11, 2002. A Sailor hoists the "Navy Jack" aboard the Salt Lake City in memory of the September 11 attacks on America. Under direction of the Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England, all U.S. Navy ships will fly the "Navy Jack" in place of the "Union Jack" for the duration of the war on terrorism. The "Navy Jack" is a flag consisting of a rattlesnake superimposed across thirteen horizontal alternating red and white stripes, with the motto, "Don’t Tread on Me." USN photo # N-0000X-001 courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Salt Lake City345k Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) speaks to the crew of Salt Lake City (SSN-716), May 16, 2003. Salt Lake City is a Los Angeles class attack submarine currently in dry dock at Naval Base, Point Loma. The CNO is in San Diego visiting with Sailors and to meet with the senior enlisted and officer leadership community. USN photo # N-2383B-044 by Chief Photographer's Mate Johnny Bivera, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Salt Lake City242kThe Chief of the Boat ETCM(SS) Brian Schell presents The Gunny with a Salt Lake City (SSN-716) plaque. R. Lee Ermey and a crew from the History Channel's "Mail Call" embarked Salt Lake City on 10 March 2004 to film an episode of the 30-min. show answering viewer's questions on life aboard an attack submarine at sea. USN photo by ETC(SS) Jorge L. Pere, courtesy of news.navy.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City423kThe Los Angeles class fast attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) underway 23 March 2005, after departing Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., to conduct routine exercises in the Pacific Ocean. USN photo # N-7615S-027, by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Danielle M. Sosa, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Salt Lake City328kPort side view of the Los Angeles class fast attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) underway 23 March 2005, after departing Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif., to conduct routine exercises in the Pacific Ocean. USN photo # N-7615S-039, by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Danielle M. Sosa courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Salt Lake City132kSalt Lake City (SSN-716) at Naval Submarine Base Point Loma, Calif. Note the fairwater planes which are in the earlier versions of the 688 class. USN photo courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City67kCheck out the civvie radar unit on Salt Lake City (SSN-716). Even more interesting are the radar reflectors for use in the harbor... says something about the radar signature of the sail, doesn't it? USN photo & text courtesy of usspasadena.org. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Salt Lake City58kSalt Lake City (SSN-716) in dry dock, date and location unknown. USN photo courtesy of tripod.com web site.
Salt Lake City140kElectronics Technician 2nd Class Brian Condon hauls down the commissioning pennant for the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Salt Lake City (SSN-716) during its inactivation ceremony held on board Naval Base Point Loma, 26 October 2005. Salt Lake City was launched on 16 October 1982 and commissioned on 12 May 1984. USN photo # N-1577S-055, by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. Sosa, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Salt Lake City100kThe crew of the Salt Lake City (SSN-716) stand in ranks during the boat's inactivation ceremony on board Naval Base Point Loma. USN photo # N-1577S-041, by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy F. Sosa, courtesy of news.navy.mil.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Salt Lake City (SSN-716) 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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