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Newport News (SSN-750)

Radio Call Sign: November - Hotel- Tango- Victor
Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 3 March 1984, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 15 March 1986; Commissioned, USS Newport News (SSN-750), 3 June 1989. Newport News is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and homeported at Norfolk, 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, 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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Newport News 627k Ed Campbell speaks during the keel laying ceremony for the Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750). Seated on the platform, left to right, are Father J. J. Dorgan, Admiral Wesley McDonald, M. Duncan, Mayor J. Ritchie, N. Atkins, Senator H. H. Bateman, Commodore Guy H. Curtis III and Vice Admiral Kenneth M. Carr on 3 March 1984. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 06/26/14.
Newport News 205k Commemorative postal cover marking the keel laying ceremony of the Newport News (SSN-750), 3 March 1984, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Newport News 122k Mrs. Paul Trible, wife of the then U. S. Senator from Virginia, waving to the crowd shortly before the christening on 15 March 1986 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 205k Mrs. Rosemary Trible christens Newport News (SSN-750). Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 06/26/14.
Newport News 122k Mrs. Trible making one of a half dozen swings of the champagne bottle before it finally broke. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 131k 6,000 plus tons of the Newport News (SSN-750) crowds the launching cradle. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 349k Part of the crowd of 30,000 waiting for Newport News (SSN-750) to start her slide down Shipway 6. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 06/26/14.
Newport News 208k The ballons go up and the Newport News (SSN-750) slides down. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 216k Newport News (SSN-750) is waterbourne. Newport News Shipbuilding photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Photo added 06/26/14.
Newport News 73k Obverse side of the Launching Medal for the Newport News (SSN-750). Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Newport News 64k Reverse side of the Launching Medal for the Newport News (SSN-750). Photo courtesy of SK/3 Tommy Trampp.
Newport News 531k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) underway during sea trials on 12 April 1989. Official USN photo # DN-ST-89-10148, by Chris Oxley, courtesy of Mewport News Shipping & Drydock Co, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Newport News 68k Sen. John W. Warner R-Va., speaking at the commissioning of the submarine Newport News (SSN-750), 3 June 1989. Courtesy of USNI.
Newport News 267k At it's commissioning, the nuclear-powered submarine Newport News (SSN-750) is tied up directly astern of the submarine tender Hunley (AS-31) on 3 June 1989. Official USN photo # DN-ST-89-08844, by PH3 (AC) Mark Scott Kettenhofen from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.& submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Newport News 27k Commemorative postal cover marking the Newport News's (SSN-750) first day in commission, 3 June 1989. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Newport News 120k The fast-attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) departs Norfolk for a scheduled six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf on 10 June 1998. Newport News will accompany the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) battle group. USN photo # N-8531C-039 by Journalist 1st Class David W. Crenshaw, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Newport News 42k Commemorative post mark hororing Newport News (SSN-750) on her participation in Operation Desert Storm. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Newport News 1.06k Nineteen page COC PDF of the Newport News (SSN-750), 15 February 1992. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Newport News 1.24k Twelve page Welcome Aboard PDF of the Newport News (SSN-750), circa 2000. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
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).
Boise238kThree commanding officers of Norfolk-based submarines congratulate each other after being awarded Bronze Stars in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. 3 December 2003. From left to right, Boise (SSN-764) former Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jim Kuzma, Newport News (SSN-750) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Fred Capria, and Montpelier (SSN-765) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Bill Frarke received the awards for their roles in Operation Iraqi Freedom (O.I.F.). These three submarines were part of a naval force that conducted the largest-ever submarine-launched Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile strike during O.I.F. Official USN photo # N-2903K-001 by Journalist 2nd Class B.L. Keller, courtesy of news.navy.mil. Photo submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Newport News 310k The Newport News (SSN-750) force "A-Team" line handlers lead by the now former Chief-of-the-Boat, Master Chief Kevin Bond. The COB is closest to the camera facing away. The sailor on the portside looking down is ET2 (SS) Greg Gurganis. She is departing Souda Bay harbor, Greece, 25 October 2004. USN photo # N-0780F-038 by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil. Text courtesy of Ray Slusar, LTJG SC, USNR.
Newport News 194k Master-at-Arms Seaman Alejandro Maldonado of Los Angeles, Calif., mans a 7.62mm M-60 machine gun on the bow of a 36-foot patrol boat. Maldonado is providing security for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750), as she departs Souda Bay harbor, Greece, 25 October 2004. USN photo # N-0780F-036 by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Newport News 246k Night photo of the Newport News (SSN-750) during a November 2004 port visit to LaMaddalena, Italy. The boat is pictured alongside the Emory S. Land (AS-39). Photo and text courtesy of Ray Slusar, LTJG SC, USNR.
Newport News 92k The rising dawn light greets the Newport News (SSN-750) during a November 2004 port visit to LaMaddalena, Italy. The boat is pictured alongside the Emory S. Land (AS-39). Photo courtesy of Ray Slusar, LTJG SC, USNR.
Newport News & Scranton 457k The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) render honors to Scranton (SSN-756) as it returns to Naval Station Norfolk on 27 September 2005 after a regularly scheduled deployment. Scranton deployed in support of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), participating in two joint/multi-national exercises. USN photo # N-3312P-004 by Chief Journalist Mark O. Piggott, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Newport News 229k The Newport News (SSN-750) is the only deploying fast-attack submarine with a Color Guard in Norfolk. The Color Guard is parading the colors to open the 106th Submarine Birthday Ball commemorating the 10 April anniversary of the founding of the US Submarine Force.
This photo is entitled "In Step":
Left to Right are: CS3 (SS) Melvin Lett, ETSA (SU) Joe Chovanec, ET3 (SU) Shaun Mason, ET2 (SS) Johnny Cagle.
Photo & text courtesy of Ray Slusar, LTJG SC, USNR.
Newport News 234k The Newport News's (SSN-750) color guard at "Parade Rest".
Left to Right are: ET2 (SS) Johnny Cagle, ET3 (SU) Shaun Mason, ETSA (SU) Joe Chovanec, CS3 (SS) Melvin Lett, LTJG Ray Slusar.
Photo & text courtesy of Ray Slusar, LTJG SC, USNR.
Newport News 302k Lt. Matt Campell explains the operation of the periscope to a group of midshipmen embarked aboard the fast-attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) on 24 June 2008. As part of the Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen (CORTRAMID), a group of 22 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) candidates were able to spend 24 hours on deployment with Newport News and experience life in the submarine service.
(CORTRAMID) is a four-week summer program, during which Midshipmen will spend one week immersed in each of the Navy's major warfare areas: subsurface, aviation, surface and Marine Corps. In addition to the overnight embark, midshipmen attend the Trident Training Facility on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Kings Bay, Ga.
USN photo # N-1841C-020 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kimberly Clifford, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Newport News 310k Conventional weapons handling supervisor Sonar Technician (Submarines) 1st Class Joseph Halikman, from Upper Marlboro, Md., inspects the conventional weapons handling team's work before loading a simulated Tomahawk missile into the torpedo tube of the fast-attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) on 8 August 2008. Crewmembers of Newport News are conducting cross training on weapons handling. Official USN photo # N-7668G-015, by Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Newport News 319k Conventional weapons handling team member Sonar Technician (Submarines) Seaman Apprentice Neil McGuire, from Athol, Mass., shuts the breach door of the torpedo tube of the fast-attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) on 8 August 2008. Official USN photo # N-7668G-123, by Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
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 2008.USN photo # N-7668G-004 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Newport News 534k A moment of silence is observed aboard the Newport News (SSN-750) on 11 September 2008. USN photo courtesy of Newport News' CO. via S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 297k Electronics Technician 2nd class Jeremy Lytle and Electronics Technician 3rd class Daniel Trahan replace the aft anchor light of the attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750), moored at Naval Station Norfolk on 1 October 2008. USN photo # N-7668G-023, by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Newport News 270k The weapons loading team of the attack submarine Newport News (SSN-750) loads a Tomahawk missile onto the ship 22 October 2008. The crew of the Newport News is preparing for a routine underway exercise. USN photo # N-7668G-031 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Xander Gamble, courtesy of news.navy.mil. via Bill Gonyo.
Newport News 1.38k COC ceremony for the Newport News (SSN-750) on 20 April 2010. Outgoing CO,Cdr. David Alldridge on left, Cdr. J. Carl Hartsfield on right behind the eight ball.
PDF of the CO's of Newport News.
Photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 579k Newport News (SSN-750) off the shores of King's Bay, Georgia in 2009. USN photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.
Newport News 542k Newport News (SSN-750) off the shores of King's Bay, Georgia in 2009. USN photo courtesy of S. Dale Hargrave.

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