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USS Santa Fe SSN 763 Captain on Naval Strategy, History & Future

USS Santa Fe SSN 763 Captain on Naval Strategy, History & Future

USS Santa Fe (SSN-763) is a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Santa Fe, New Mexico. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 21 March 1986 and her keel was laid down on 9 July 1991.

She was launched on 12 December 1992 sponsored by Mrs. Joy Johnson, and commissioned on 8 January 1994, with Commander Rodger P. Krull in command.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Santa_Fe_(SSN-763)

USS SANTA FE (SSN 763)
SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class:SSN 688UIC:21693
Status:Active, in commissionFleet:U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
Date status Changed:01/08/1994Homeport:PORTSMOUTH, NH
Maintenance Category:Berth:
Force:Battle Force
Builder:General Dynamics Electric Boat
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date:03/21/1986Commission Date:01/08/1994
Keel Date:07/09/1991Inactivation Date:
Launch Date:12/12/1992Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch)28.3Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date:11/18/1993InService Date:
Age (since Delivery)27.3Out Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length:362 ftWaterline Length:
Extreme Beam:33 ftWaterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft:31 ftDraft Limit:
Light Displacement:6000 tonsFull Displacement:6927 tons
Dead Weight:927 tons
Hull Material:Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers:1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type:Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations:Officers:12
Enlisted:98
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian:US NAVY
Planning Yard:Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Ships Program Manager:PMS 392
Comments:
Last Updated:12/05/2019
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