USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) Retiring

GROTON, Conn. (July 9, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) transits the Thames River after departing Naval Submarine Base New London for the final time to complete the process of being retired from the U.S. Navy fleet. Philadelphia heads to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va, where she will be dismantled, defueled and officially decommissioned. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released)

GROTON, Conn. (July 9, 2010) The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) transits the Thames River after departing Naval Submarine Base New London for the final time to complete the process of being retired from the U.S. Navy fleet. Philadelphia heads to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va, where she will be dismantled, defueled and officially decommissioned. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Patrick Evans/Released)

She’s been in service since 1977.

Comments

  1. It’s been a long and busy run for ‘690 (33 years), with 2 collisions, the first TLAM-D capability on any sub, the first refueling of any ‘688 class boat, at least 39 awards, at least 15 deployments, and the first 1000th dive ever completed on a Los Angeles class Submarine.

    “Service Above Self”!

  2. I have spent many a time fishing the Sound and Plum gut and the vicinity but I have never gotten over the thrill of seeing one of these beasts.

    God bless the crew and the families, the engineers who designed them, the entire Greater Groton community…I get choked up just thinking about all that goes into those vessels and how much they have contributed, and thank you Murdoc for the post!!

    MC

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