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USS Birmingham (SSN-695)
|Awarded:||24 January 1972|
|Laid down:||26 April 1975|
|Launched:||29 October 1977|
|Commissioned:||16 December 1978|
|Stricken:||22 December 1997|
|Displacement:||5789 tons light, 6159 tons full, 370 tons dead|
|Length:||110.3 meters (362 feet)|
|Beam:||10 meters (33 feet)|
|Draft:||9.7 meters (32 feet)|
|Propulsion:||one S6G reactor|
|Complement:||12 officers, 98 men|
USS Birmingham (SSN-695), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Birmingham, Alabama. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 24 January 1972 and her keel was laid down on 26 April 1975. She was launched on 29 October 1977 sponsored by Mrs. Maryon Allen, and commissioned on 16 December 1978, with Commander Paul L. Callahan, Jr., in command.
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Birmingham was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 22 December 1997. Ex-Birmingham is scheduled to enter the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington.
See USS Birmingham for other ships of the same name.
This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register as well as various press releases and news stories.
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