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USS New York City (SSN-696)
Name: USS New York City
Awarded: 24 January 1972
Builder: General Dynamics Corporation
Laid down: 15 December 1973
Launched: 18 June 1977
Commissioned: 3 March 1979
Decommissioned: 30 April 1997
Fate: To be disposed of by submarine recycling
General characteristics
Class & type: Los Angeles class submarine
Displacement: 5,731 tons light
6,111 tons full
380 tons dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: S6G nuclear reactor, 2 turbines, 35,000 hp (26 MW), 1 auxiliary motor 325 hp (242 kW), 1 shaft
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h) surfaced
32 knots (59 km/h) submerged
Test depth: 290 m (950 ft)
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes aft of bow, UGM-84 Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles, Mark 48 torpedoes

USS New York City (SSN-696), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named specifically for New York City as distinct from the state. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 24 January 1972 and her keel was laid down on 15 December 1973. She was launched on 18 June 1977 sponsored by Mrs. James R. Schlesinger, delivered to the Navy on 23 January 1979, and commissioned on 3 March 1979 with Commander James A. Ross in command.

New York City was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 30 April 1997 and entered the Ship-Submarine recycling program at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.


  • This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.

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