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Providence (SSN-719)


Radio Call Sign: November - Papa - Romeo - Oscar

Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 14 October 1982, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 4 August 1984; Commissioned, USS Providence (SSN-719), 27 July 1985. Providence is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and homeported at Groton, CT.

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, Harpoon and Tomahawk ASM/LAM missiles from 12 VLS tubes, 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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Providence90kThe Providence (SSN-719) is waterborne after her launching at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 4 August 1984. USN photo.
Providence70kProvidence (SSN-719) during her sea trials off the Atlantic Coast, 1985.Photo courtesy of USN.
Providence62k Acrylic on paper by the artist by S. Burbridge entitled "Providence (SSN-719) by Dawn's Early Light." Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Providence73kGuests arrive for the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) on 27 July 1985.USN photo # DN-SN-85-10289 by PH3 Joan Zopf, USN, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence79kA girl prepares to present a bouquet of red roses to the sponsor of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) during the ship's commissioning ceremony.USN photo # DN-ST-85-10704 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence108kMrs. Jean W. Smith, sponsor of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719), delivers an address during the ship's commissioning ceremony. Mrs. Smith is the wife of William French Smith, former attorney general of the United States and principal speaker for the commissioning on 27 July 1985.USN photo # DN-ST-85-10707 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence66kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) underway in the roadstead of Hampton Roads, VA., on 23 March 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-85-10696 by PH1 Westfall, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submittedby Bill Gonyo.
Providence102kThe commissioning pennant is raised during the commissiong ceremony for the nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719).USN photo # DN-ST-85-10697 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence81kOverall view of the commissioning ceremony of the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719).USN photo # DN-ST-85-10698 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence138kA port bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) underway in the roadstead of Hampton Roads, VA., on 23 March 1990. USN photo # DN-ST-91-05154 by PH1 Westfall, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence99k The Providence (SSN-719) shoots to the surface during an emergency ascent demonstration, 1991. USN photo.
Providence77k Cover of Providence (SSN-719) Welcome Aboard pamphlet. USN Photo courtesy of Ken Hart.
Providence117kA starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) tied up at a pier at Port Canaveral, Florida on 6 February 1994. USN photo # DN-SC-94-02391 by OS2 John Bouvia from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Providence202k Close up view of Providence's (SSN-719) sail and brow in Groton, 1996. Photo by Lester Palifka, courtesy of Ken Hart.
Providence62kProvidence (SSN-719) at dock, starboard side view in Gibraltar 13th August 1998. Photo by Daniel Ferro.
Providence195kWith Ledge Light behind it, the Providence (SSN-719) makes it's way home up the Thames River to the New London Subase in Groton, Conn., on 23 August 2002. USN Photo # N-8363H-004 by Nicole Hawley, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Providence160kProvidence (SSN-719) makes her way up river to the submarine base at Groton CT. She was returning home from a 6 month deployment that later turned into Operation Enduring Freedom. She is the first submarine to fire Tomahawk missiles in two wars, back to back.A Photographic Tour of a Fast Attack Boat
Text by Michele Peterson. Photo Owned @ Copyrighted by Michele Peterson.
Providence176kBoise (SSN-764) gets under way; Newport News (SSN-750), San Juan (SSN-751), and Providence (SSN-719) remain moored outboard Emory S. Land (AS-39), Souda Bay, Crete, 1 April 2003. Photo Owned @ Copyrighted by James Gilly RM1(SS), USN (ret).
Providence278kFrom left to right: Providence (SSN-719) and HMS Splendid (desperately in need of a paint job) moored outboard Emory S. Land (AS-39), at La Maddalena, Italy, 4 July 2003. Photo Owned @ Copyrighted by James Gilly RM1(SS), USN (ret).
Providence23k Sailors aboard the Providence (SSN-719) render a formal salute as the ship's namesake, the sloop Providence, sails past on the Thames River in Groton, Summer 2003. USN Photo courtesy of Ethan Macnow, NSSF VISC, Groton, CT. / chinfo.navy.mil
Providence329kThe fast attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) breaks through the ice 1 July 2008 at the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first submarine polar transit by the Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1958. Providence is en route to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility from its homeport in Groton Conn. USN Photo # N-0909T-005 by Yoeman 1st Class J. Thompson, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Providence370kThe fast attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) is moored at the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first submarine polar transit completed by the Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1958. USN Photo # N-0909T-002 by Yoeman 1st Class J. Thompson, courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Providence126kProvidence (SSN-719) CDR Michael Holland (Eddie Wills and Matt Pesce), conducted inter-fleet transfer transiting through the Arctic, surfacing at the North Pole to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic transit of Nautilus (SSN-571) in 1958.Photo courtesy of the Arctic Submarine Laboratory & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Providence602kThe Providence (SSN-719) transits the Thames River as it departs Naval Submarine Base New London for a regularly scheduled underway, 10 August 2012. U.S. Navy photo # 120810-N-ZZ999-089 by Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Prunera, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Photo added 09/11/16.
Providence293kA photo illustration created by combining several digital images, shows a Naval Research Laboratory-developed Sea Robin launch vehicle vertically deploy an unmanned aircraft from the submerged attack submarine Providence (SSN-719) during a test in early August 2013. The folding wing unmanned aerial system autonomously deploys its X-wing airfoil and, after achieving a marginal altitude, assumes horizontal flight configuration. U.S. Navy photo illustration # 130911-N-ZZ999-101 courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Photo added 09/11/16.

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