Saturday, 16 August 2008

USS JACKSONVILLE - SSN699

The United States Navy's Fast Attack submarine JACKSONVILLE sailed from Faslane this morning, and was noted as she passed Cloch Point on her way out to sea. This vessel is one of the older members of the 'Los Angeles' class boats. She was launched by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics at Groton, in Connecticut, in November 1978, and commissioned in May 1981. Based at Norfolk, Virginia, since new, JACKSONVILLE is 360 feet in length, and displaces approximately 6,900 tons when submerged. She is capable of carrying Tomahawk missiles, and has four torpedo tubes. She carries a crew of around 130.

1 comments:

Ambriel said...

Spotted her on AIS slinking down the Clyde and around Arran this afternoon.