"USS Springfield CL66 CLG7 SSN761 USMC"



USS Springfield (CL-66/CLG-7/CG-7) was one of 27 Cleveland-class light cruisers built for the United States Navy during World War II. She was the third US Navy ship to be named after Springfield, Illinois. Commissioned in 1944, she served briefly in the Atlantic before transferring to the Pacific. There she served with fast carrier task forces, primarily in an anti-aircraft role, but also in a shore bombardment role in the last stages of the Pacific War. She earned two battle stars for wartime service. Like all but one of her sister ships, she was decommissioned and laid up soon after the end of World War II.

In the late 1950s she was one of three Cleveland-class ships to be converted into Providence-class guided missile cruisers. As part of this conversion, she was modified to become a flagship, which involved expanding her forward superstructure and removing most of her forward armament. She was recommissioned in 1960 as CLG-7 (later redesignated as CG-7). In her second career, she served entirely in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. She was decommissioned for the final time in 1974 and was scrapped shortly thereafter.


General characteristics (before 1960)
Class & type: Cleveland-class cruiser
Displacement: 10,000 long tons (10,160 t)
Length: 610 ft 1 in (185.95 m)
Beam: 66 ft 3 in (20.19 m)
Draft: 24 ft 7 in (7.49 m)
Propulsion: Geared turbines, 100,000 hp (74,570 kW), 4 shafts
Speed: 31.6 knots (58.5 km/h; 36.4 mph)
Complement: 1319 officers and enlisted
Armament: * 12 x 6 in (150 mm) guns in 4 x Mark 16 turrets
* 12 x 5 in (130 mm) guns
* 28 x 40 mm guns


USS Springfield (SSN-761), a Los Angeles-class submarine, is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to bear that name. The ship was named in honor of both the cities of Springfield, Illinois and Springfield, Massachusetts.
The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut on 21 March 1986, and her keel was laid on 29 January 1990. She was launched on 4 January 1992 sponsored by the Honorable Lynn Martin, and commissioned on 9 January 1993 with Commander Richard K. Ford in command. Springfield is homeported at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton and is assigned to Submarine Squadron FOUR.

General characteristics
Class & type: Los Angeles-class submarine
Displacement: 6,000 long tons (6,096 t)
light 6,927 long tons (7,038 t) full 927
long tons (942 t) d
ead 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
Speed: Surfaced:20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Submerged: +20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h) (official)
Complement: 12 officers, 98 men
Armament: 4 x 21 in (533 mm) bow tubes, 10 Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloads, Tomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM range 1,700 nautical miles (3,100 km), Harpoon anti-surface ship missile range 70 nautical miles (130 km), mine laying Mk67 mobile Mk60 captor mines