USS Scranton (SSN-756)


USS Scranton (SSN-756), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Scranton, Pennsylvania.

USS Scranton departing Souda Bay off of the Greek island of Crete.
United States
NameUSS Scranton
NamesakeCity of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Awarded26 November 1984
BuilderNewport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
Laid down29 August 1986
Launched3 July 1989
Sponsored byMrs. Sarah McDade
Commissioned26 January 1991
HomeportNaval Base Point Loma
Statusin active service
General characteristics
Class and typeLos Angeles-class submarine
  • 5,742 long tons (5,834 t) light
  • 6,145 long tons (6,244 t) full
  • 403 long tons (409 t) dead
Length110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
  • 1 × S6G PWR nuclear reactor with D2W core (165 MW), HEU 93.5%[1][2]
  • 2 × steam turbines (33,500) shp
  • 1 × shaft
  • 1 × secondary propulsion motor 325 hp (242 kW)
Complement12 officers, 98 men
Armament4 21 in (533 mm) bow tubes, 10 Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloads, Tomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM range 1,700 nmi (3,148 km; 1,956 mi), Harpoon anti–surface ship missile range 70 nmi (130 km; 81 mi), mine laying Mk67 mobile mine & Mk60 captor mines

The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on 26 November 1984, and construction began on 29 August 1986. She was launched on 3 July 1989 sponsored by Mrs. Sarah McDade, and commissioned on 26 January 1991, with Commander J.G. Meyer in command.

Scranton was the first submarine at Newport News to be built via "modular construction". No keel was laid. In this method, the ship was almost fully built out in individual hull sections. Most of the internal structure, machinery, and piping were loaded in via open ends of the hull sections as each hull section was built out. The individual hull sections were later assembled with exact precision such that piping running between the sections was joined as the hull sections were welded together. The ship was later rolled into a floating drydock and "floated"

In January 2006, Scranton successfully demonstrated homing and docking of an AN/BLQ-11 Long-Term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) system during at-sea testing under the leadership of Commanding Officer Michael J Quinn.[1]

Operation Odyssey Dawn Edit

On 19 March 2011, the submarine launched Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libyan air defenses as part of Operation Odyssey Dawn.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ "International Panel on Fissile Materials". 10 April 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Validation of the Use of Low Enriched Uranium as a Replacement for Highly Enriched Uranium in US Submarine Reactors" (PDF). June 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  3. ^ Burns, Robert, "First wave of allied assault: 112 cruise missiles", Yahoo! News, 20 March 2011, retrieved 20 March 2011.

This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.

External links Edit

  • USS Scranton official website
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