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USS Miami in Port Everglades
Career (US)
Name: USS Miami
Namesake: The City of Miami, Florida
Awarded: 28 November 1983
Builder: General Dynamics Electric Boat
Laid down: 24 October 1986
Launched: 12 November 1988
Sponsored by: Mrs. Jane P. Wilkinson
Commissioned: 30 June 1990
Homeport: Groton, Connecticut
Status: in active service, as of 2010
Badge: 755insig.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement: 5,751 long tons (5,843 t) light
6,146 long tons (6,245 t) full
395 long tons (401 t) dead
Length: 110.3 m (361 ft 11 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draft: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: S6G nuclear reactor
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men

USS Miami (SSN-755), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Miami, Florida. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 28 November 1983 and her keel was laid down on 24 October 1986. She was launched on 12 November 1988 sponsored by Mrs. Jane P. Wilkinson, and commissioned on 30 June 1990 with Commander Thomas W. Mader in command.

In Literature

USS Miami was the focus of Tom Clancy's first non-fiction book Submarine: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship ISBN 0-425-13873-9.

External links

This article includes information collected from the public domain sources Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and Naval Vessel Register.

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