SSN 700 Dallas
The USS Dallas is a Los Angeles class nuclear attack submarine carrying a crew of approximately 120 enlisted men and 20 officers. The Dallas is homeported at Subase New London in Groton Connecticut.
USS DALLAS (SSN 700) is the first United States Naval ship to bear the name of the City of Dallas, Texas. DALLAS is a nuclear powered fast attack submarine of the Los Angeles class built by Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation. Her keel was laid on 9 October 1976. She was launched on 28 April 1979 and placed in Commission on 18 July 1981.
After Commissioning, DALLAS was attached to Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE, New London, Connecticut, where she was involved in many essential research and development projects. Since September 1988, DALLAS has been a proud member of Submarine Squadron TWO, New London, Connecticut. During her time with Squadron TWO, she completed the first ever Depot Modernization Period and various overseas deployments.
DALLAS completed an Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. As a part of the overhaul DALLAS was fitted with a Dry-Deck Shelter configuration. This array of air, water and hydraulic systems allows DALLAS to employ the latest submarine arsenal: The Sea Delivery Vehicle. A large "shelter" mated on the back of the ship will provide special forces a highly mobile and virtually undetectable means of carrying out missions.
DALLAS has completed one deployment to the Indial Ocean, three Mediterranean deployments, and seven deployments to the North Atlantic. DALLAS received two Meritorious Unit Commendations, two Navy Unit Commmendations and was awarded the Battle Efficiency "E" for FY 86, 91, 92, 93, 99 and 2000. Further recognition includes nomination for the 1993 BATTENBURG CUP as the best all-around ship in the fleet and the 1999 Engineering "E" and Medical "M".
Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, 14 December 2011, following a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Dallas, which departed on its deployment June 14, conducted operations in the Central Command area of responsibility, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations. During the deployment, Dallas visited ports in Rota, Spain; Toulon, France; Bahrain; Diego Garcia; Fujairah, Jebal Ali and United Arab Emirates.
On 23 November 2013 the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) returned to homeport at Groton, Conn., following its final scheduled deployment after more than 30 years in service. As of late 2016, three SSN-688 class boats—Bremerton (SSN-698), Jacksonville (SSN-699), and Dallas (SSN-700)—remained in operation at about age 36, and one of them (Bremerton) was scheduled to remain in operation until FY2019, at which point it would be age 37.
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