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The USS AUGUSTA (SSN-710), a Los Angeles class submarine, was commissioned on 19 JAN 1985. USS AUGUSTA served her country for 24 years and 23 days, until decommissioned on 11 FEB 2009.

The USS AUGUSTA (SSN-710) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

SSN-710 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSN-710 Shellback Initiation Add a SSN-710 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 7 AUG 1969 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1981 - Keel Date: 24 JUL 1981
at General Dynamics Corp. Fore River Shipyard Quincy Ma
JAN 1984 - Launch Date: 21 JAN 1984
JAN 1985 - Commissioned: 19 JAN 1985
AUG 1987 - NOV 1987 North Atlantic
JAN 1988 - JAN 1988 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT 1989 - DEC 1989 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB 1995 - MAY 1995 North Atlantic
NOV 1997 - APR 1998 North Atlantic
MAR 1999 - SEP 1999 North Atlantic
MAY 2001 - OCT 2001 Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB 2003 - MAR 2003 Mediterranean
FEB 2003 - AUG 2003 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAR 2005 - SEP 2005 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 2007 - SEP 2007 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
FEB 2008 - FEB 2008 Decommisioning

SSN-710 General Specifications

Class: Los Angeles-class submarine

Named for: Augusta

Complement: 12 Officers and 98 Enlisted

Displacement: 5786 tons

Length: 362 feet

Beam: 32 feet 10 inches

Flank Speed: 20 knots

Final Disposition: To be disposed of by submarine recycling


The fifth Augusta (SSN-710) was laid down on 1 April 1982 at Groton, Conn., by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corp.; launched on 21 January 1984; sponsored by Mrs. Diana D. Cohen; and commissioned at the Submarine Base, New London, on 15 January 1985, Capt. Thomas W. Turner in command.

Augusta carried out shakedown training in the western Atlantic and in the West Indies until mid-June. On the 14th, the nuclear submarine began post-shakedown repairs at the Electric Boat yard where she was built. The availability lasted through the end of 1985 and well into the first month of 1986. She conducted trials at sea between 21 and 24 January 1986 and completed the repair period on the 26th. In February, she voyaged to the Virgin Islands for weapons certifications and technical evaluations.

She returned north to New London late in February, but early March found her on her way south again. She carried out further technical work in the Bahamas between early March and the middle of June. During the summer, Augusta participated in midshipmen training cruises and a fleet exercise. The nuclear submarine operated at sea in the northern Atlantic for most of October and then began a restricted availability at Groton on the 31st. Those repairs occupied most of what remained of 1986. Augusta was underway briefly between 15 and 22 December for sea trials; otherwise she remained at Groton. As of the beginning of 1987, the warship was still there.

[Note: The above USS AUGUSTA (SSN-710) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS AUGUSTA (SSN-710), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]