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Albany (SSN-753)


Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 22 April 1985, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 13 June 1987; Commissioned, USS Albany (SSN-753), 7 April 1990. Albany is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is 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. Improved Performance Machinery Program Phase I [on 688 Improved].
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Albany 27k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the laying of the keel of the Albany (SSN-753), 22 April 1985. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Albany 52k Launching Program for the Albany (SSN-753), 13 June 1987. Official USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
Albany 95k Nancy Maginnes Kissinger, sponsor, and wife of Henry A. Kissinger, is introduced by Edward J. Campbell, president, Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. during the launching of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753). Official USN photo # DN-SN-88-06093, by Michael D.P. Flynn, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Albany 146k Nancy Maginnes Kissinger, sponsor, christens the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albany. Other VIPs include Henry A. Kissinger, Denis O'Connor Whalen, matron of honor, and J.E. Turner. Official USN photo # DN-SN-88-06090, by Chris Oxley, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Albany 49k Portside view of the Albany (SSN-753) on the launching ways, 13 June 1987 @ Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock. Photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock.
Albany 107k Portside view of the Albany (SSN-753) sliding down the launching ways, 13 June 1987 @ Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock. Photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock.
Albany 49k Albany (SSN-753) sliding down the launching ways, 13 June 1987 @ Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock. Photo courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock.
Albany 1.17k Relieving the Watch aboard the Albany (SSN-753). Photo courtesy of Ron Reeves.
Albany 1.17kTen page PDF Welcome Aboard the Albany (SSN-753), 1990. USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Albany 255k A starboard beam view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) as it passes the merchant ship OOCL Charger on 26 February 1990. The Albany is conducting sea trials prior to its commissioning. Official USN photo # DN-SN-90-08972, by Chris Oxley, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Albany 91k Albany (SSN-753) on sea trials, 26 February 1990. Photo by Caroline Frantz, courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Albany 44k Albany (SSN-753) underway, possibly while on sea trials, 26 February 1990. Photo courtesy of tripod.com
Albany 9.06kForty five page PDF Commissioning Program for the Albany (SSN-753), 7 April 1990. USN photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Albany 228k Officers and crew members and distinguished guests stand at attention aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) during the vessel's commissioning ceremony on 7 April 1990. Official USN photo # DN-ST-90-07470, by Michael D.P. Flynn, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Albany 88kMooring lines secure the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) to the pier for the vessel's commissioning ceremony. Official USN photo # DN-ST-90-07474, by Michael D.P. Flynn, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albany 65kOfficers and crew members stand at attention as the commissioning pennant is raised aboard the nuclear-powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) during the vessel's commissioning ceremony. Official USN photo # DN-ST-90-07469, by Michael D.P. Flynn, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Albany 661k The nuclear powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) is escorted out of the Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, on 11 March 2004 harbor by a security patrol boat as she gets underway following a brief port visit. Albany is homeported in Norfolk, Va. and is the third improved Los Angeles-class attack submarine. The improved submarines are quieter, faster, have hull diving planes, improved fire control systems and is ice breaking capable for polar operations. USN photo # N-0780F-027, by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 148k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) breaks away from a formation of participants in a Multilateral Undersea Warfare (USW) exercise conducted in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander Fifth Fleet area of responsibility in the Gulf of Oman, 25 March 2004. The exercise's objective was to promote Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) interoperability between the United States, coalition, and other multinational forces operating in the region. USN photo # N-9885M-012, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Alan D. Monyelle, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 193k With a frothing wake at her stern, the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) surfaces in the Gulf of Oman. Albany was participating in a Multilateral Undersea Warfare (USW) exercise conducted in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander Fifth Fleet area of responsibility. USN photo # N-9885M-010, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Alan D. Monyelle, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 251k Bows on view of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) underway in the Gulf of Oman, 25 March 2004. USN photo # N-9885M-009, by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Alan D. Monyelle, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 269k The nuclear powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) transits the Chesapeake Bay 30 July 2004, as it returns from a scheduled six-month deployment. USN photo # N-6616W-008, by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Steven J. Weber, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 121k Port side view of the nuclear powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) transits the Chesapeake Bay 30 July 2004, as it returns from a scheduled six-month deployment. USN photo # N-6616W-001, by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Steven J. Weber, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 236k With a member of her Marine guard unit on her sail, the nuclear powered attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) transits the Chesapeake Bay 30 July 2004, as it returns from a scheduled six-month deployment. USN photo # N-6616W-006, by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Steven J. Weber, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 263k Retired Vice Adm. James W. Metzger makes a speech to the distinguished visitors and guests at the change of command ceremony for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Albany (SSN-753). Cmdr. Mark H. Merrick relieved Cmdr. Brett J. Genoble at a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Va. 1 April 2005. USN photo # N-3527B-004, by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Bensken, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 308k Prospective Commanding Officer, Albany (SSN-753), Cmdr. Mark H. Merrick, salutes Commanding Officer, Albany, Cmdr. Brett J. Genoble, as he takes over command of Albany on board Naval Station Norfolk, Va. USN photo # N-3527B-001, by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Timothy Bensken, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 12k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the Albany's (SSN-753) 15th year since her commissioning, 7 April 2005. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Albany 163k The crew of the fast-attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) moor the submarine to the dock as they return home to Norfolk, Va. from a six-month deployment on 20 November 2006. Albany participated in the first mission in the Gulf of Guinea and directly supported counter-narco terrorism operations in the Caribbean. Official USN photo # N-8655E-131, by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kelvin Edwards, courtesy of navy.mil.
Albany 200 A wide angle lens captures a boomerang shaped attack submarine Albany (SSN-753) arriving for a routine port visit on 10 May 2008. Albany is on a scheduled six-month deployment as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. USN photo # N-0780F-009, by Paul Farley, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 239k The Albany (SSN-753) arrives at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece for a routine port visit on 10 May 2008. USN photo # N-0780F-002, by Paul Farley and wallpaper by Bill Gonyo, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Albany 210k Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a fixed price contract valued at $25 million from the U.S. Navy for the preparation and completion of a dry dock continuous maintenance availability of Albany (SSN-753), 17 March 2011. The submarine arrived at the Newport News shipyard yesterday morning. The company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News is the prime contractor and will provide advance planning, design, engineering, procurement, ship-checks, fabrication and preliminary shipyard work as well as all necessary alterations, repairs, maintenance, modernization, testing and routine work required to return the submarine to the fleet. Work is expected to be completed by the end of July. "The team of shipbuilders working on Albany is among the most skilled submarine repair craftsmen and craftswomen in the industry. Photo courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Albany 1.45k The Albany (SSN-753) returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk on 8 March 2013. Albany completed a seven-month deployment to the European Command area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo # 130308-N-EP471-224 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kim Martinez, courtesy of navy.mil.
Photo added 01/15/16.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Albany (SSN-753) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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