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Cheyenne (SSN-773)


Los Angeles Class (Improved) Attack Submarine: Laid down, 6 October 1992, at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 1 April 1995; Commissioned, USS Cheyenne (SSN-773), 13 September 1997; Cheyenne is assigned to the US Pacific Fleet, and is homeported at Pearl Harbor, HI.

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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Cheyenne92kCheyenne (SSN-773), under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, Newport, VA.Federation of American Scientist,(fas.org).
Cheyenne128k The Cheyenne (SSN-773) at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA., on launching day, 1 April 1995.U.S. Navy photo.
Cheyenne30kCheyenne (SSN-773), probably during her alpha sea trials off the Atlantic coast, 1995-7.Courtesy of tripod.com.
Cheyenne82k On April Fool's Day, 10,000 onlookers watched as the last Los Angeles-class submarine was christened the Cheyenne (SSN-773), by Mrs. Ann Simpson (wife of Senator Alan K. Simpson of Wyoming). This night-time christening was ended with a laser-light and fireworks show. Photo by Judi Baldwin, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA. Text courtesy of seawolves.org.
Cheyenne92k Christening Ceremony of the Cheyenne (SSN-773), at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, Newport, VA., 1 April 1995.Photo by Jim Hemeon, courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Cheyenne92kEnding of the festivities featuring the Cheyenne (SSN-773), at her Christening ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock, Newport, VA on 1 April 1995.Photo by Judi Baldwin, courtesy of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
Cheyenne111kCheyenne (SSN-773), maneuvers through the choppy waters of Apra Harbor as she approaches the island of Guam.
US Navy photo # N-9885M-002 by PH2 Alan D. Monyelle USN, courtesy of US Navy Chinfo Ship Images.
Cheyenne328k Cheyenne (SSN-773) maneuvers into formation with 20 other warships participating in RIMPAC 2000 off the west coast of the island of Oahu, Hawaii on Jun. 18, 2000. RIMPAC is the largest maritime exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, bringing together military forces from seven different nations. USN photo # N-8421M-003 by PH2(NAC) David C. Mercil, courtesy of cpf.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Tucson491k Off the coast of Hawaii on June 20, 2000, the Abraham Lincoln Battle Group steams alongside one another for a Battle Group Photo during RIMPAC 2000. Ships involved are Tucson (SSN-770) & Cheyenne (SSN-773), Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Shiloh (CG-67), Bunker Hill (CG-52), Fletcher (DD-992), Paul Hamilton (DDG-60), Cromlin (FFG-37) and Camden (AOE-2).
U.S. Navy photo by PH2 Gabriel Wilson, courtesy of cpf.navy.mil., submitted by Bill Gonyo.
Cheyenne42kCheyenne (SSN-773), at anchor, Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2001.Photo by Nick Jensen
Cheyenne42kCheyenne (SSN-773), at anchor, Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2001.Photo by Nick Jensen
Cheyenne56KCheyenne (SSN-773), at anchor, Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2001.Photo by Nick Jensen
Cheyenne70kCheyenne (SSN-773), at anchor, Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2001.Photo by Nick Jensen
Cheyenne60kCheyenne (SSN-773), at anchor, Derwent River, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2001.Photo by Nick Jensen
Cheyenne80kCheyenne (SSN-773), the broom on the mast "clean sweep" (all missiles on target, no duds or failures following Operation Iraqi Freedom, April 2003.Photo by Robert Schumacher ET1(SS) .
Cheyenne134kCheyenne (SSN-773), returning from the Western Pacific to Pearl Harbor, April 2003.Photo by Robert Schumacher ET1(SS).
Cheyenne54kCheyenne (SSN-773), moored in Okinawa, April 2003.Photo by Robert Schumacher ET1(SS).
Cheyenne264k Sailors aboard the Los Angeles class attack submarine Cheyenne (SSN-773) wave to family members as the submarine pulls into port at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Apr. 24, 2003 returning from deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
US Navy photo # N-5376G-025 by Photographer's Mate Airman Benjamin D. Glass.
Cheyenne255k Sailors aboard the Los Angeles class attack submarine Cheyenne (SSN-773) wave to family members as the submarine pulls into port at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Apr. 24, 2003.
US Navy photo # N-5376G-023 by Photographer's Mate Airman Benjamin D. Glass.
Cheyenne357kThe Los Angeles class attack submarine Cheyenne (SSN-773) passes the Arizona Memorial as she returns to Pearl Harbor Apr. 24, 2003 after nearly nine months at sea. Cheyenne is the first Pacific Fleet warship to return home following Operation Iraqi Freedom.
U.S. Navy photo # N-3228G-010 by Photographer's Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin.
Cheyenne180kCheyenne (SSN-773), at Pearl Harbor, 2003. Photo P7310011, courtesy of csp.navy.
Cheyenne224k Chefs de Cuisine and the galley -- this seems almost like an oxymoron. But through the steps taken by the Navy this is becoming reality.
Recently during the week of Jan. 9, 2004. Chef Trevor Hamilton has volunteered to help the Culinary Specialists (CS) aboard Cheyenne (SSN-773) 'tighten up' their meals.
Hamilton, a native of Ontario, Canada, has been a chef for 26 years. This year he is spending 26 days giving a helping hand to Navy cooks. He has been onboard Bremerton (SSN-698), Lake Erie (CG-70) and is currently onboard Cheyenne.
As a part of the Commander Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet's (COMSUBPAC) sponsored 'Adopt-a-Ship' program, he has been sharing his skills with Sailors since 1999. COMSUBPAC's Force Culinary Specialist, Senior Chief Joseph Demeule handles the paperwork to have Hamilton sponsored every year.
'Hamilton has done a phenomenal job. The CSs get first hand industry knowledge. They learn more in a day with a professional chef than they do in a two week class,' said Demeule.
During Hamilton's five years of voluntary service he has spent 122 days at sea, with seven of those days underway onboard a submarine.
'I came to volunteer my time to the cooks in the fleet,' said Hamilton. 'I want to show them the difference between fleet and civilian cooking venues. However, I am not here to teach them how to cook. I am here just to show them different ways of improving recipes.'
The CSs onboard Cheyenne took advantage of having Hamilton onboard and decided to cook up some new ideas. 'Chef Trevor gave us a lot of insight and suggestions. He helped us learn how to spice up the meals,' said Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Wesley Clark.

US Navy photo by JO3 Corwin Colbert, courtesy of csp.navy.
Cheyenne419k A Machinist's Mate onboard Cheyenne (SSN-773), dons a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) on April 16, 2004. Cheyenne is the fourth Pearl Harbor-based submarine to be equipped with the new firefighting gear.
US Navy photo by JO3 Corwin Colbert, courtesy of csp.navy.
Cheyenne239k Cmdr. Richard Testyon is piped ashore after assuming command of Cheyenne (SSN-773). Testyon relieved Cmdr. Charles Doty during a change of command ceremony on June 4, 2004 at Pearl Harbor Naval Station's submarine piers.
US Navy photo by JO3 Corwin Colbert, courtesy of csp.navy.
Cheyenne180kCommemorative post mark honoring the Cheyenne (SSN-773), with logo emblem crest mailed as "FREE" mail on 11 July 2004 when submarine return to home port folowing deployment OIF.Photo & text submitted by Jack Treutle.
Cheyenne252kFamily members say "aloha" to loved ones as Cheyenne (SSN-773), gets underway for a six-month Western Pacific deployment on Oct. 8. 2004. Photo # IM041008, by JO3 Corwin Colbert, courtesy of csp.navy.
Cheyenne366k The Cheyenne (SSN-773) at Yokuska, Japan, Feb 2005.U.S. Navy photo by STSCS(SS) Robert Carlin.
Cheyenne415k The Cheyenne (SSN-773) is tied up to the dock in the beautiful turquoise waters of Saipan, March 2005. U.S. Navy photo by STSCS(SS) Robert Carlin.
Cheyenne406k Assistant Operations Officer, Cheyenne (SSN-773), Lt. Eric Astle, shares a laugh with American Hockey League player Nolan Baumgartner, far right. Baumgartner, his family and friends visited the Cheyenne while in her homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, June 14, 2005. U.S. Navy photo # N-5539C-001 by Journalist Corwin Colbert, courtesy of navy.mil.

There is no DANFS History currently available for Cheyenne (SSN-773) at the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site, the main archive for the DANFS Online Project.
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Commander Submarine Force, US Pacific Fleet - USS Cheyenne (SSN-773)
SSN-688 Los Angeles-class
FAS - USS Cheyenne SSN-773 Department & Divisions
Virtual Tour of USS Springfield (SSN 761) from PBS's Nova web site
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