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USS Salt Lake City

Two ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Salt Lake City, in honor of the city in Utah which has served successively as the capital of the Provisional State of Deseret, the Territory of Utah, and the 45th state. See Salt Lake City, Utah.

The first Salt Lake City (CA-25) was commissioned in 1929, and saw much action in World War II before being used in atomic bomb tests in 1946.

The second USS Salt Lake City (SSN-716) is a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding 15 September 1977, and her keel was laid down 26 August 1980. She was launched 16 October 1982, delivered to the Navy 30 April 1984, and commissioned 12 May 1984.

General Characteristics

  • Displacement: 5,747 tons light, 6,098 tons full, 351 tons dead
  • Length: 362 ft
  • Beam: 33 ft
  • Draft: 32 ft
  • Complement: 12 officers, 98 enlisted

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