|Length: 360 feet
||Speed: Greater than 25 knots
||Launched: April 28, 1979|
|Breadth: 33 feet
||Depth: Greater than 800 feet
||Commissioned: July 18, 1981|
|Displacement: 6,900 tons
||Keel laid: Oct. 9, 1976
||Complement: 127 officers and enlisted crew|
USS Dallas (SSN 700) is the first United States Naval Ship to bear the name of the City of Dallas, Texas. Dallas is a nuclear powered fast attack submarine of the Los Angeles class built by Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation.
After commissioning, Dallas was attached to Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, New London, Connecticut, where she was involved in many essential research and development projects. Since September 1988, Dallas has been a proud member of Submarine Squadron Two, New London, Connecticut. During her time with Squadron Two, she completed the first ever Depot Modernization period and various overseas deployments.
Dallas recently completed an Engineered refueling Overhaul (ERO) in Portsmouth, NH. As part of the overhaul Dallas was fitted with a Dry-Deck Shelter configuration. This array of air, water and hydraulic systems allows Dallas to employ the latest submarine arsenal: The Seal Delivery Vehicle. A large "shelter" mated on the back of the ship provides special forces a highly mobile and virtually undetectable means of carrying out missions. Additionally, Dallas was configured to be a Mother Submarine for the Deep Submergence rescue Vehicle (DRSV). The DRSV mission was recently validated in the NATO exercise, Sorbet Royale, while on deployment.
Dallas has completed one deployment to the Indian Ocean, three Mediterranean deployments, and seven deployments to the North Atlantic. Dallas has received two Meritorious Unit Commendations, two Navy Unit Commendations and was awarded the Battle Efficiency "E" award in 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1999. Further recognition includes nomination for the 1993 and 1999 Battenburg Cup as the best all-around ship in the fleet and, most recently, the 1998 Supply Blue "E", Deck Seamanship "D", and 1999 Engineering "E" and Medical "M" awards.
April 18, 2013 - USS Dallas Chief, a Native New Yorker, Reenlists at Yankees' Monument Park
April 27, 2012 - USS Dallas Sailors Visit Local Students During Fleet Week
April 28, 2012 - Culinary Specialists Go to Battlestations in Fleet Week Galley Wars
April 26, 2012 - Local Celebrity Chefs Cook during Port Everglades Fleet Week
April 16, 2012 - USS Dallas Recognizes Sailors' Children during Month of the Military Child
Feb. 23, 2012 - USS Dallas Welcomes New Commander
Dec. 14, 2011 - Dallas Returns from Six-Month Deployment
March 16, 2011 - USS Dallas Sailor Named Service Person of the Month
June 24, 2010 - Dallas Crew Receives Special Treat from Namesake Supporters