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 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
USS AUGUSTA (SSN-710)
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]