BALTIMORE SSN 704
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Los Angeles Class Attack Submarine
Keel Laid 21 May 1979 - Launched 13 December 1980
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- USS Baltimore SSN-704 Covers Page 1 (1979-1998)
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Decommissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
There have been six ships of the US Navy that have borne the name BALTIMORE - USS Baltimore (1777, 12-gun brigantine), USS Baltimore (1798, 20-gun ship),
USS Baltimore (1861, side-wheel steamer), USS Baltimore C-3, USS Baltimore CA-68 and USS Baltimore SSN-704.
The ships sponsor is Mrs. Marjorie S. Holt.
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