|Length: 360 feet
||Speed: Greater than 25 knots
||Launched: Dec. 8, 1984|
|Beam: 33 feet
||Depth: Greater than 800 feet
||Commissioned: Nov. 23, 1985|
|Displacement: 6,900 tons
||Keel Laid: April 15, 1983
||Complement: 134 officers and enlisted crew|
USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) is the fourth American warship named for the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. The first was a Union gunboat during the Civil War while the next two were armored cruisers in the first and second World Wars.
The first Pittsburgh, a sidewheel, ironclad gunboat, gave continued service in the lengthy series of operations which wrested control of the lower Mississippi from the Confederacy.
The second Pittsburgh (Armored Cruiser 4) had a plane land and take off from a platform constructed on her afterdeck, thus opening the era of naval aviation during the winter of 1910-1911. Cooperating with the British in World War I, she scouted German raiders and acted as a powerful deterrent against their penetration of the eastern Pacific.
The third Pittsburgh (CA72) was commissioned Oct. 10, 1944. She received two battle stars for World War II service.
Technology has dramatically changed the size and capabilities of Naval warships since the original Pittsburgh steamed the Mississippi in 1863. The mission of Pittsburgh (SSN 720), however, has not significantly changed: to protect the Naval interest of the United States of America.
Dec. 10, 2012 - USS Pittsburgh FRG Provides Winter Clothing to Low-Income Families
July 8, 2012 - COMSUBGRU 2 and USS Pittsburgh Sailors Recognized at Boston Red Sox Game
June 27, 2012 - USS Pittsburgh Returns from Six-Month Deployment
Sept. 30, 2011 - Former Pittsburgh Sailors Visit Naval Submarine Base New London
Feb. 7, 2011 -
USS Pittsburgh Sailors Host Super Bowl Party Aboard Sub
Feb. 6, 2011 - Watching the Super Bowl Aboa USS Pittsburgh (Video)
Jan. 28, 2011 - USS Pittsburgh is Recognized for “A Never-Ending Job of Trying to Achieve Excellence”
Dec. 11, 2010 - Namesake Submarine Thanks the People of Pittsburgh for 25 Years of Support
Oct. 21, 2010 - Grafton native leads submarine back to port in Connecticut
Oct. 15, 2010 - Pittsburgh Returns from Deployment
Aug. 8, 2009 - Family tradition and lifelong dream
June 20, 2009 - "A Lucky Man" is Relieved as Submarine Skipper
Feb. 9, 2009 - Pittsburgh-area Native Designs "Terrible Towel" Flown on Namesake Sub