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USS Phoenix (SSN-702)
USS Phoenix (SSN-702)
Name: USS Phoenix
Namesake: USS Phoenix CL-46
Awarded: 31 October 1973
Builder: General Dynamics Corporation
Cost: $ %700 000
Laid down: 30 July 1977
Launched: 8 December 1979
Commissioned: 19 December 1981
Decommissioned: 29 July 1998
Struck: 29 July 1998
Fate: To be disposed of by submarine recycling
Badge: 702insig.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Los Angeles class submarine
Displacement: 5,777 tons light, 6,148 tons full, 371 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
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men
Armament: 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
MK.48 ADCAP torpedoes
Tomahawk Land Attack cruise missile (TLAM)
MK60 mines
MK67 SLMM mines

USS Phoenix (SSN-702), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named "Phoenix" and the third to be named after the city, Phoenix, Arizona (the first two were named after the mythological bird). The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 31 October 1973 and her keel was laid down on 30 July 1977. She was launched on 8 December 1979 sponsored by Mrs. John J. Rhodes, and commissioned on 19 December 1981, with Captain William C. Rothert in command.

Phoenix was decommissioned on 29 July 1998 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 29 July 1998. Ex-Phoenix entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, and is scheduled to begin disassembly on 1 March 2007.


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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