- Commanding Officer - Cmdr. Dave Soldow
Executive Officer - Lt. Cmdr. Brian Turney
Chief of the Boat - FTCM(SS) Joel Propst
|Length: 360 Feet
||Breadth: 33 Feet
||Keel Laid: April 22, 1985|
|Displacement: 6,300 tons
||Depth: Greater than 800 feet
||Launched: June 13, 1987|
|Speed: Greater than 25 knots
||Complement: 149 officers and enlisted crew
||Commissioned: April 7, 1990|
Albany is the 43rd nuclear-powered fast attack submarine of the Los Angeles Class. It was launched on June 13, 1987 as the last submarine to slide down the incline of greased wooden shipways at Newport News Shipbuilding. Submarines are now assembled on level land using modular construction.
In addition to representing the end of an era, Albany's commissioning on April 7, 1990 marks the beginning of an advanced design of the 688 class attack submarine. Improvements over previous ships include retractable bow planes, arctic ice breakthrough capability, vertical launch tubes for the Tomahawk cruise missile, and the AN/BSY-1 Submarine Advanced Combat System.
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