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US Navy - Attack Submarine

SSN 21 - USS Seawolf

 

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Type, class: Attack Submarine, nuclear propulsion - SSN; Seawolf class

Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, USA

   

STATUS:

Awarded: January 9, 1989

Laid down: October 25, 1989

Launched: June 24, 1995

Commissioned: July 19, 1997

IN SERVICE

   

Homeport: Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington, USA

Namesake: Anarhichas Lupus, a fish known for its ferocious nature

Ships Motto: CAVE LUPUM (beware the wolf)

Technical Data: see: INFO > Seawolf class Attack Submarine - SSN

 

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Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington - August 2015

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Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington - August 2015

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Arctic Ocean - July 2015

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Arctic Ocean - July 2015


Arctic Ocean - July 2015


Arctic Ocean - July 2015


Arctic Ocean - July 2015


Arctic Ocean - July 2015

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Norwegian Sea - June 2015

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Bremerton, Washington - January 2015


Bremerton, Washington - January 2014


Bremerton, Washington - January 2014

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Yokosuka, Japan - May 2009

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Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washington - July 2007

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leaving Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Connecticut - June 2007

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Groton, Connecticut - June 2007


Groton, Connecticut - June 2007


Groton, Connecticut - June 2007

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Apra Harbor, Guam - October 2006


North Sea - August 2003


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under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut

 

 

 

USS Seawolf (SSN 21):

The third Seawolf (SSN-21) was laid down at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn.; launched on 24 June 1995; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret O. Dalton, wife of Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton; and commissioned at Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., on 19 July 1997, Capt. David M. McCall in command.

USS Seawolf was a product of the Cold War, designed as a replacement for the Los Angeles-class submarines and as a response to the Soviet Akula class. According to the Navy's "Undersea Warfare" magazine, Seawolf is quieter at high speed than a Los Angeles submarine is pierside. Originally 29 were planned for production, but with the end of the Cold War, the cost was judged to be prohibitively high and only three were built (Seawolf, Connecticut, and Jimmy Carter) in favor of the smaller Virginia-class submarines, which were expected to be about 10% cheaper.

Between 25-27 March 2006, a series of anti-submarine warfare exercises were held in Hawaiian waters that included Seawolf; Carrier Strike Group Nine; the nuclear-powered attack submarines Cheyenne, Greeneville, Tucson, and Pasadena, as well as land-based P-3 Orion aircraft from patrol squadrons VP-4, VP-9, and VP-47.

On 22 July 2007, the submarine transferred from her previous homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, to permanently reside at SubBase Bangor in Silverdale, Washington.

Adding support personnel as well as ship's crew, there are 140 personnel attached to Seawolf.

USS Seawolf featured in a 1998 episode of the documentary Super Structures of the World: Seawolf. The programme followed her construction and sea trials.

Seawolf shifted from the Atlantic Fleet to the Pacific Fleet when she changed her home port from Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn., to Naval Base Kitsap, Wash., from 15 June - 22 July 2007.

sources: US Naval History & Heritage Command / wikipedia

 

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