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San Juan (SSN-751)


Radio Call Sign: November - Sierra - Juliet - Papa

Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 8 August 1985, at the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 6 December 1986; Commissioned, USS San Juan (SSN-751), San Juan is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is homeported at Groton, CT.

Specifications: 6 August 1988. 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. Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase I [on 688 Improved].
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San Juan26k Commemorative post mark on the occasion of San Juan's (SSN-751) commissioning, 6 August 1988. Photo courtesy of Jack Treutle.
San Juan513k San Juan (SSN-751) is waterbourne after her launching, 6 December 1986. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
San Juan67k Acrylic on canvas painting by the artist William H RaVell III entitled " San Juan (SSN-751)."
Original painting was presented to the U. S. Navy at commissioning and now hangs in the boat's wardroom.
Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
San Juan76k San Juan (SSN-751), probably underway off the New England coast during her sea trials, 1988. U.S. Navy photo.
San Juan281k San Juan (SSN-751) probably underway off the New England coast during her sea trials, 1988. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
San Juan240kA native of South Carolina, Rear Adm. (ret) Charles Bruce Young graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1970. After receiving a master of science in Civil Engineering at the University of Delaware in May 1971, he completed the Navy's nuclear power training program. Rear Adm. Young's first ship assignment was Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631B) from September 1972 to April 1974. He returned to Nuclear Power School, Bainbridge, Md., and taught in the Officer Department from April 1974 to March 1976. Subsequently he graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course in September 1976 and was then assigned as the Engineer Officer on Plunger (SSN-595) from October 1976 to September 1979. He next served as the Squadron Material Officer on the staff of Commander Submarine Squadron Sixteen in Kings Bay, Ga. In March 1982, he reported to Sand Lance (SSN-660) as Executive Officer. Following this tour in December 1983, he was assigned as Director of Tactical Training at the Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Training Center in Charleston, S.C. Rear Adm. Young reported as the Prospective Commanding Officer of PCU San Juan (SSN-751) in new construction at Electric Boat Company in Groton, Conn., in May 1986. He served as her commanding officer from 6 August 1988 to 12 May 1989. After completing his command tour on San Juan he served as Deputy Commander for Readiness and Training for Submarine Squadron Two from May 1989 to June 1990. Rear Adm. Young was Undersea Warfare Assistant Office Director for Advanced Submarine Technology in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 1990 to 1992. He relieved as Commanding Officer of Holland (AS-32) in April 1992 in Charleston, S.C. having served as her skipper from 1 April 1992 to 1 July 1994. Bio courtesy of the U.S. Navy Leadership Biography’s.
Photo DN-SD-02-06201 from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Photo added 03/30/14.
San Juan2.19kNineteen page Welcome Aboard PDF of the San Juan (SSN-751) circa 1988. Photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
San Juan98kSan Juan (SSN-751) breaking through the ice at the North Pole, 1993. Courtesy of Auggie and Marie Taylor.
San Juan199k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine San Juan (SSN-751) tied up to the pier at Port Everglades, FL.,8 October 1994. In the background the destroyers Comte De Grasse (DD-974) and Scott (DDG-995) are also tied up. USN photo # DN-SC-95-01276 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
San Juan232k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine San Juan (SSN-751) tied up to the pier at Port Everglades, FL.,8 October 1994. In the background the destroyers Comte De Grasse (DD-974) and Scott (DDG-995) are also tied up. USN photo # DN-SC-95-01276 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
San Juan70k San Juan (SSN-751) alongside at Groton in May 1995. Photo by Ken Hart.
San Juan92k Rear Admiral Joseph P. Mulloy operational submarine assignments were aboard Trepang (SSN-674), Miami (SSN-755) as Engineer Officer, and Puffer (SSN-652) as Executive Officer. He served as Commanding Officer of San Juan (SSN-751) and as Commander, Submarine Squadron Fifteen in Apra Harbor, Guam. In addition to the normal SSN deployments, Rear Adm. Mulloy has twice deployed to the Arctic and has surfaced at the North Pole. USN photo courtesy of cpf.navy.mil/bios/deputy. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
San Juan187k The Los Angeles-class submarine San Juan (SSN-751) arrives for a port visit at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece 21 February 2003 and prepares to be berthed next to submarine tender Emory S. Land (AS-39). San Juan is home-based in Groton, Conn. and the tender is home-based in La Maddalena, Italy. U.S. Navy photo # N-0780F-017 by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
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), Soudha Bay, Crete, 1 Apr 2003.
Photo Owned @ Copyrighted by James Gilly RM1(SS), USN (ret).
San Juan361kThe Los Angeles-class submarine San Juan (SSN-751) is assisted into its berth at NSB New London, CT., April 23, 2003 after returning from an extended deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S. Navy photo # N-0000S-001 by Journalist 1st Class Mark Savage, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
San Juan37kA Fancy illustrated pictorial cancellation authorized by USPS for ONE DAY ONLY USE at event site for historical navy postal mementoes. This is a commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of fifteen years that the San Juan (SSN-751) has been commissioned, 6 August 2003. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
San Juan330k Congress Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., center, looks out from the sail aboard the fast attack submarine San Juan (SSN-751) while Machinist's Mate Fireman Jose Rivera, front, mans his post as lookout in the Atlantic Ocean on 22 April 2005. Tiahrt was embarked onboard the San Juan to learn about the submarine force's multi-mission capabilities and contributions to the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo # N-8745S-001 by Lt. Cmdr. Jensin Sommer, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
San Juan359k A Sailor heaves a line ashore as the Los Angeles class attack submarine San Juan (SSN-751) arrives for a brief port visit in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, 18 October 2005. San Juan is homeported in Groton, Conn., and is currently on a scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo # N-0780F-007 by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
San Juan422k The C.O.B (Chief of the Boat) of the San Juan (SSN-751) most likely confirms to the boat's commanding officer that the mooring process is secure as the crew work to complete mooring operations after the submarine arrived for a port visit. The C.P.O. (Aft) is behind him. U.S. Navy photo # N-0780F-006 by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
San Juan159kU.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Seagraves gets ready to start his dive in Groton, Conn., 7 February 2007. Seagraves is part of Naval Submarine Support Facility dive locker and is attached to the fast attack submarine San Juan (SSN-751). U.S. Navy photo # N-8467N-002 by John Narewski courtesy of defenselink.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.

There is no DANFS History currently available for San Juan (SSN-751) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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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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