Jun 25

USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) to Decommission Today on its 33rd Birthday

Friday, June 25, 2010 8:28 AM


Lance M. Bacon of the Navy Times writes, “The fast-attack submarine Philadelphia will be decommissioned Friday, the 33rd anniversary of its commissioning. The third in the Los Angeles class and the sixth ship to bear the name, Philadelphia finished strong. The sub completed its 16th and final deployment Feb. 3 when it returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Conn.”

For histories of the previous ships named Philadelphia click here, here, here, here, and here.

USS Philadelphia (SSN-690) at sea circa 1980s. From the collection of Jim Dolbow.