Cold War, Gulf Warrior USS Dallas Fast Attack Sub Set For Inactivation After Port of Call at Canaveral

By  //  May 23, 2017

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features prominently in The Hunt for Red October

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Dallas conducted a port of call at Port Canaveral on its way to commence the inactivation and decommissioning process at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton in Washington State. (U.S. Navy image)

BREMERTON, WASHINGTON – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence the inactivation and decommissioning process on May 22.

Dallas departed Groton, Connecticut for the last time March 24, 2017 on route to Bremerton, Washington to commence the year-long inactivation process. During their transit, Dallas transited the Panama Canal and conducted port calls in Port Canaveral, Florida and San Diego, California.

Dallas completed its most recent deployment November 22, 2016. During their final extended 7-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Operation, the submarine traveled 37,000 nautical miles and made port calls to Brest, France, Al Hidd, Bahrain, and Duqm, Oman.

During the inactivation process, which is conducted by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, the submarine will be de-fueled, with the hull retained in safe storage until decommissioning.

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Dallas was second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Dallas, Texas. The keel was laid by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics in Groton, Conn., October 9, 1976. The boat was launched April 28, 1979, and commissioned July 18, 1981.

Dallas features prominently in the Tom Clancy novel The Hunt for Red October and its film adaptation.

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