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Hartford (SSN-768)


Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 22 February 1992, at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp, Groton, CT.; Launched, 4 December 1993; Commissioned, USS Hartford (SSN-768), 10 December 1994. Hartford is assigned to the US Atlantic Fleet and is homeported at Groton, CT.

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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Hartford 77k Commemorative postal cover issued on the occasion of the launching of the Hartford (SSN-768), 4 December 1993. Courtesy of Jack Treutle.
Hartford 3.03k 12 page Welcome Aboard the Hartford (SSN-768) PDF. Photos courtesy of Scott Koen & ussnewyork.com.
PDF added 02/24/15.
Hartford 40k Lithograph of the Hartford (SSN-768) and another subnarine underway off Groton, CT., circa mid 1990's. Courtesy of Electric Boat.
Hartford 156k The Hartford (SSN-768) underway during her trials off the Atlantic coast, 1995. Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corp via Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 591k Starboard bow view of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) anchored off the US Naval Academy on 25 Mar 1999. The vessel stopped for a port visit to the US Naval Academy and is open for public tours. Official USN photo # DN-SC-04-03059 by Don S. Montgomery USN (RET.), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 485k Port bow view of the attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) anchored off the US Naval Academy on 25 Mar 1999. The vessel stopped for a port visit to the US Naval Academy and is open for public tours. Official USN photo # DN-SC-04-03051 by Don S. Montgomery USN (RET.), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 110k View of the right side of the torpedo room onboard the fast attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768). Note the open torpedo tube. Official USN photo # DN-SC-04-03057 by Don S. Montgomery USN (RET.), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 123k Petty Officer First Class (PO1) Niedermyer explains the operation of the main control and diving station onboard the attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) to visitors. Official USN photo # DN-SC-04-03053 by Don S. Montgomery USN (RET.), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 788k View of the main diving and control station onboard the fast attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768). Official USN photo # DN-SC-04-03054 by Don S. Montgomery USN (RET.), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 101k View of the left side of the torpedo room onboard the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768). A Mark 48 torpedo is on the loading dolly. Official USN photo # DN-SC-04-03058 by Don S. Montgomery USN (RET.), from the Department of Defense Still Media Collection, courtesy of dodmedia.osd.mil. & submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 268k Officers and crew of the Swedish Navy submarine HMS Gotland (A-19) tour the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) at Naval Base Point Loma, 15 June 2005. Gotland will begin a one-year bilateral training effort with the U.S. Navy's anti-submarine warfare (ASW) forces. USN photo # N-7949W-003 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Daniel N. Woods, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Hartford 216k Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable, Dr. Donald C. Winter operates the periscope, while touring the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768). During his recent visit, Winter was able to get a first-hand look at how Sailors aboard the submarine operate ashore and at sea. SECNAV is in the northeast for a tour to familiarize himself with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the U.S. Navy's Submarine Fleet. USN photo # N-2568S-064 by Chief Journalist Craig P. Strawser, courtesy of navy.news.mil.
Hartford 31k Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas Wright, the Hartford's (SSN-768) chief of the boat, talks about the recent upgrade the fast-attack submarine went through prior to its recent return to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Photo by Tim Martin, courtesy theday.com and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 41k Hartford's (SSN-768) crew members discuss the recent modernization of the submarine. From left are: Petty Officer 1st Class William Delorey, Petty Officer 2nd Class Cameron Winders and Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Roberts. Delorey noted wryly that the favorite upgrade on the boat is the ice cream machine. Photo by Adena Stevens, courtesy theday.com and submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Hartford 634k The attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) is underway Friday, 20 March 2009 in the Persian Gulf after a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans (LPD-18). Hartford sustained damage to her sail, but the propulsion plant of the nuclear-powered submarine was unaffected by this collision. USN photo # N-9999X-935 courtesy of navy.mil.
Hartford 504k The attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain where U.S. Navy engineers and inspection teams will assess and evaluate damage that resulted from a collision with the amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans (LPD-18) in the Strait of Hormuz 20 March 2009. Overall damage to both ships is being evaluated. The incident remains under investigation. USN photo # N-9909C-848 by Cmdr. Jane Campbel courtesy of navy.mil.
Hartford 174k The leaning tower of Pisa look is what the Hartford (SSN-768) sports as she pulls into Mina Salman pier in Bahrain on 20 March. Photo courtesy of strategypage.com via Derick S. Hartshorn, Scott Peterson, Sterling Giannotti & Tom Bateman.
Hartford 315k The fast-attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768) returns to Naval Submarine Base New London 21 May 2009 after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain. Hartford is expected to enter Electric Boat shipyard for a thorough inspection to assess required repairs after the 20 March collision with the amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans (LPD-18) in the Strait of Hormuz. USN photo # N-8750E-016 by Lt. Patrick Evans.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Hartford (SSN-768) 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
Fleet Reserve Association

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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