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SSN 699 Jacksonville

USS JACKSONVILLE is the 12th LOS ANGELES-class nuclear powered attack submarine and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name of the city in northern Florida. The contract to build the Jacksonville was awarded on January 24, 1972, her keel was laid over four years later on February 21, 1976 and she was launched on November 18, 1978. SSN 699 was commissioned on May 16, 1981 and was built by Electric Boat.

The Jacksonville IDD began on Dec. 9, 2002, in the floating drydock Resolute (AFDM-10) at Naval Station Norfolk. The Jacksonville project was a 40,000 manday (35,000 NNSY and 5,000 contractor) undertaking. The list of critical path work items included preservation of 20 internal tanks, Special Hull Treatment (SHT) replacement, restoration of main seawater hull and backup valves, preservation of all main ballast tanks, steering and diving system inspection and repair, including removal and restoration of the Fairwater planes, restoration of some ventilation valves and the use of four hull cuts.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) completed its second consecutive Interim Drydocking (IDD) availability early and under budget, when it returned the submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) to the Fleet in 2003.

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