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Alexandria (SSN-757)


Radio Call Sign: November - Alpha - Lima - Xray

Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 19 June 1987, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.; Launched, 23 June 1990; Commissioned, USS Alexandria (SSN-757), 29 June 1991. Alexandria is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is homeported at Portsmouth, NH.

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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Alexandria 692kThe Alexandria (SSN-757) slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 23 June 1990.
The contributor of this photo wrote that he was on watch in the engine-room when the boat slid down the ways. During the launching, there was a large hull-cut over the reactor compartment and a large, square, watertight cofferdam was welded over it.
Photo courtesy of Carl T. Musselman, Plankowner & Machinist's Mate First Class / SS (1982-1995).
Alexandria 82k The crew of the Alexandria (SSN-757) salutes the national ensign as she slides down the ways at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT., 23 June 1990. Courtesy of Electric Boat.
Alexandria 181k A photographer checks over a video camera mounted aboard a civilian helicopter prior to going aloft to photograph the nuclear-powered attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) as it operates in the Atlantic Ocean during post-commissioning trials off Andros Island, Bahamas, 27 July 1991. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-01159, by F. E. Zimmerman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Alexandria333k Water falls from the sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) as the submarine surfaces during post-commissioning trials off Andros Island, Bahamas. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-01162, by F. E. Zimmerman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Alexandria 876k The bow and sail of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) rise out of the water as the submarine surfaces during post-commissioning trials off Andros Island, Bahamas. The Alexandria was commissioned on 29 June 1991. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-01153, by F. E. Zimmerman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Alexandria 117k A starboard bow view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) underway during post-commissioning trials off Andros Island, Bahamas. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-01169, by F. E. Zimmerman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Alexandria 310k The nuclear-powered attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) begins a turn to port while operating off Andros Island, Bahamas, during post-commissioning trials. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-01179, by F. E. Zimmerman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Alexandria 314k A port quarter view of the nuclear-powered attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) underway during post-commissioning trials off Andos Island, Bahamas. Official USN photo # DN-SC-92-01185, by F. E. Zimmerman, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil.
Alexandria 63k Acrylic on canvas by the artist William H RaVell III, a former Senior Electrical Planner at General Dynamics, depicting the Alexandria (SSN-757) underway. Photo & text courtesy of subart.net.
Alexandria 658k A starboard bow view of the Alexandria (SSN-757) being assisted by tugboats, while being moored to the pier at Port Everglades, Florida. A TMS 870 "Grove" 70-ton truck mounted hydraulic crane is positioned on the pier on 23 May 1994. Official USN photo # DN-SC-03-10057 by OS2 John Bouvia, from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Alexandria 133k Rear Adm. Bruce E. Grooms, left, presents Capt. David M. Hendricks with the Meritorious Service Medal at the Regional Support Group Groton change of command 1 August 2008. Hendricks is relieved by Capt. Douglas E. Arnold during a ceremony aboard the historic submarine Nautilus (SSN-571) at the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum. Capt. Hendricks commanded the Alexandria (SSN-757) from 6 June 2000 to 6 June 2003. USN photo # N-8467N-001 by John Narewski courtesy of Bill Gonyo.
Alexandria 22k ET3 (SS) Joseph Robins drops a box of butter down to EM2 Josh Smith during a store on-load on board Alexandria (SSN-757) at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. Unlike on a surface ship, the only way to bring stores onto a submarine is through the escape trunks. Alexandria's crew unloaded approximately 40,000 pounds of cans and frozen and dry foods in preparation for the possibility of getting underway for at least 90 days, spring 2004. USN photo by JO1 (SW/AW) Mark A. Savage,courtesy of chinfo.navy.mil.
Alexandria 428k Commanding Officer, Alexandria (SSN-757) Cmdr. Thomas J. Kearney, directs the movement of his Los Angeles-class attack submarine into the southwestern Indian port of Goa, on 3 October 2004. Alexandria is in India to take part in Exercise Malabar 04. Malabar 04 is designed to increase interoperability between the two navies while enhancing the cooperative security relationship between India and the United States. The at-sea exercise will include maritime interdiction, surface events, sub-surface, air events and personnel exchanges. USN photo # N-7923C-241 by Chief Journalist Rick Chernitzer, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 142k The Los Angeles-class attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) pulls into Goa, India, during Exercise Malabar 04. USN photo # N-0021M-003 by Journalist 1st Class Todd MacDonald, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 70k Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Davis, Alexandria (SSN-757) helms bow planesmen watches a depth gage during a stationary ascent through approximately three feet of ice on 17 March 2007. Alexandria's is one of two submarines taking part in Ice Exercise 2007 (ICEX-07). U.S. and Royal Navy are conducting (ICEX-07) on and under a drifting ice floe about 180 nautical miles off the north coast of Alaska. USN photo # N-3642E-460 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 71k Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Krauss prepares to videotape visitors to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) in the Arctic Ocean on 17 March 2007. Alexandria is taking part in exercise (ICEX-07) with the Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless (SS-88) and the applied physics ice station. DoD photo # N-3642E-198 by Chief Petty Officer Shawn P. Eklund, U.S. Navy, courtesy of defenselink.mil & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Alexandria 44k Fog combined with a white-out created from helicopter prop wash partially conceals Alexandria (SSN-757) sail. USN photo # N-3642E-191 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 196k Sailors clear away ice from the crew hatch aboard fast attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) after surfacing through two feet of ice during (ICEX-07). USN photo # N-3642E-141 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 84k The Alexandria (SSN-757) is submerged after surfacing through two feet of ice during (ICEX-07). USN photo # N-3642E-473 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 75k Crewmen amber about the Alexandria (SSN-757) after surfacing through two feet of ice during (ICEX-07). USN photo # N-3642E-617 by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund, courtesy of news.navy.mil.
Alexandria 23k The sail of the U.S. submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) surfaces three stories above the ice on 20 March 2007. The 6,900-ton nuclear sub was engaged in an exercise with the 5,200-ton British submarine Tireless. Though largely unseen, Alexandria and Tireless were the twin players around which the camp revolved. Photo & text by Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times, courtesy of thesubreport.com.
Alexandria 23k With no way to easy way to remove trash from the camp, a pile of it is burned nearby.Photo & text by Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times, courtesy of thesubreport.com.
Alexandria 44k A shipment of food flown in from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, about 180 miles away – is taken to camp. Most of the perishables at the camp were kept outside, a benefit of having the entire outdoors as your freezer. Photo & text by Myung Chun / Los Angeles Times, courtesy of thesubreport.com.
Alexandria 109k Commemorative postal cover marking Alexandria's (SSN-757) participation during (ICEX-07). Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Alexandria 147k Chief Fire Control Technician Brian Woomer, right, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Charles Lee and Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Andrew Cartwright hang numbers on the ship's sail of the fast attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757). The numbers were being hung for tours of the sub that will be offered after the change of command ceremony on 22 February 2008. USN photo by # N-8467N-003 by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones.
Alexandria 269k The attack submarine Alexandria (SSN-757) arrives for a routine port visit Souda Bay, Crete 30 July 2008. Alexandria is on a six-month deployment in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. USN photo by # N-0780F-003 by Paul Farley.
Alexandria 230k Capt. William R. Merz, Commodore of Submarine Development Squadron 12, presents the 2010 Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") to Cmdr. Eugene J. Doyle, Commanding Officer of Alexandria (SSN-757) on 28 January 2011. Doyle was relieved by Cmdr. Todd S. Weeks during a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London’s Shepherd of the Sea Chapel. USN photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Virginia K. Schaefer # N-3241S-052 via Bill Gonyo.
Photo added 03/18/11.

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