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Miami (SSN-755)

Radio Call Sign: November - Mike - Mike - India

Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 24 October 1986, at Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 12 November 1988; Commissioned, USS Miami (SSN-755), 30 June 1990. Miami was assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and was homeported at Portsmouth, NH.
A fire broke out on the boat on 23 May 2012. As of 6 August 2013; in the context of sequestration constraints, the Navy decided to inactivate the boat rather than proceed with repairs that proved even more expensive than initially assessed. On 28 March 2014 the boat was decommissioned.

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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Miami280k Miami (SSN-755) is launched on 12 November 1988. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Miami2.86kEleven page Launching PDF of the Miami (SSN-755), 12 November 1988. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Miami80kThe crew of the nuclear-powered submarine Miami (SSN-755) stands in formation during a dress white inspection prior to the vessel's commissioning ceremony on 30 Jun 1990. Official USN photo # DN-SN-91-03625, by JO2 Terry Hurst, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Miami111kA flag officer speaks during the ship's commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) on 30 Jun 1990.Official USN photo # DN-ST-90-11882, by PHAN Chad Vann, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Miami87k Acrylic on canvas by the artist William RaVell III entitled " Miami (SSN-755)," & presented to U. S. Navy at time of commissioning and now hangs in the boat's wardroom. Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Miami264k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) moored at a pier on 24 July 1993. Official USN photo # DN-SC-93-05991, by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Miami324kA bow on view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) high and dry in the auxiliary medium repair dock Shippingport (ARDM-4) undergoing a routine hull inspection at Naval Sub Base at Groton, CT. on 16 Mar 1994. Official USN photo # DN-ST-95-01380, by PH1 Peter J. Roers, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Miami104k Petty Officer First Class Jon Lipsomb (SGSI) works on electrical circuitry on board the nuclear-powered attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) on 16 Mar 1994. Official USN photo # DN-ST-95-01394, by PH1 Peter J. Roers, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Miami80kFire Control Technician First Class (FT1) Donald Barlow is shown banding cables in the vertical launch missile tubes of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Miami (SSN-755). The Miami is resting in the auxiliary medium repair dock Shippingport (ARDM-4) at the New London Submarine Base undergoing a routine overhaul. Official USN photo # DN-ST-95-01389, by PH1 Peter J. Roers, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Miami1.69kSixteen page Welcome Aboard PDF of the Miami (SSN-755),circa 1998. USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Miami33kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) participating in Operation Desert Fox. Historical Naval mail postmarked aboard Simon Lake on 15 January 1999. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Miami25kFirst to fire (in more ways than one); Miami (SSN-755) patch 1998-99.USN photo courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
Miami373k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Miami (SSN-755), homeported in Groton, Conn., prepares to moor at Port Everglades, Fla., 26 April 2004 for Fleet Week 2004. Fleet Week is a weeklong salute to the U.S. military, which includes a four-day visit by U.S. Navy ships capped off by a two-day air show.USN photo # N-4518L-003 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Kevin K. Langford, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami257k The crew assigned to the aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) "man the rails" as they prepare to moor at Port Everglades, Fla., for Fleet Week 2004. Shown also are the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate Simpson (FFG-56), center left, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Mitscher (DDG-57), center right, and the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Miami (SSN-755), lower right. USN photo # N-2038L-001 by Journalist 2nd Class William Lovelady, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami301k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Miami (SSN-755), homeported in Groton, Conn., sits moored to a pier as Sailors prepare to participate in Fleet Week. The Fleet Week celebration is an annual tradition thanking our nation's sea-going personnel for their dedicated service to our country.USN photo # N-4518L-002 by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Kevin K. Langford, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami22kCommemorative post mark on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the commissioning of the Miami (SSN-755) at Groton, CT., 30 June 2005. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Miami906kThe tugs Paul A. & John P. Wronowski maneuver the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Miami (SSN-755), into her homeport at Submarine Base New London, 8 December 2005. Miami is completing a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.USN photo # N-0653J-002 by Lt. Mark Jones, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami236k The nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) surfaces in the North Arabian Sea 11 November 2007 during an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the Enterprise (CVN-65) Carrier Strike Group. The three-day, multi-unit exercise is aimed at enhancing the strike group's ASW capabilities. Miami is underway on a scheduled deployment as part of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).USN photo # N-7090S-016 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kiona M. Mckissack, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami284kThe nuclear-powered attack submarine Miami (SSN-755) steams through the Arabian Sea 13 November 2007 accompanied by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65), Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE-6), and the guided-missile cruiser Gettysburg (CG-64). USN photo # N-8132M-014 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kiona M. Mckissack, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami142kCmdr. Richard Bryant, right gives thanks to his family after receiving the Black Engineer of the Year award for Career Achievement in Government presented to him by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, left, during the 2009 Black Engineer of the Year Awards gala in Baltimore on 16 February 2009.
Bryant is the commanding officer of the fast attack submarine Miami (SSN-755). The Black Engineer of the Year awards are held to honor innovators who demonstrate excellence in science, engineering or technology, leadership community and workplace leadership, outstanding work as role models and mentors and commitment to recruiting and retaining minorities in the nation's science and technology enterprises.
USN photo # N-8273J-229 by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Tiffini M. Jones, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Miami880k Miami (SSN-755) enters dry dock to begin an engineered overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, 15 March 2012. U.S. Navy photo # 120315-N-TT535-040 by Jim Cleveland courtesy of navynews.mil. via Robert Hurst.
Photo added 06/10/16.
Miami149kMiami (SSN-755) heat.
A fire burns on a nuclear submarine at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, Wednesday, 23 May 2012. Fire crews responded Wednesday to the Miami at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard but the cause of the fire has not yet been identified.
Photo courtesy of pressherald.com.
Miami706kSmoke continues to rise from the fire aboard the Miami (SSN-755), docked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, seen here from across the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H. Photo courtesy of pressherald.com.
Miami265kCmdr. Rolf Spelker, commanding officer of the Miami (SSN-755), passes the word that the ship is ready for decommissioning to Rear Adm. Ken Perry, commander of Submarine Group 2, during a decommissioning ceremony in the auditorium of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine on 28 March 2014. U.S. Navy photo # 140328-N-TN558-067 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason J. Perry.
Miami267kCmdr. Rolf Spelker, commanding officer of the Miami (SSN-755), gives the order to dismiss the crew during a decommissioning ceremony in the auditorium of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine on 28 March 2014. U.S. Navy photo # 140328-N-TN558-067 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason J. Perry.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Maimi (SSN-755) 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
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site

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