PHILADELPHIA SSN 690

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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 Nuclear Powered Attack Submarine
    Keel Laid 12 August 1972 - Launched 19 October 1974

  1. USS PHILADELPHIA SSN-690
    Commissioned 25 June 1977 - Deactivated 25 June 2010
    Decommissioned 29 June 2011

    Stricken from NVR 29 June 2011 - Awaiting Disposal
Philadelphia SSN690 1 Crest.jpg


Naval Covers

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  1. USS Philadelphia SSN-690 Covers Page 1     (1972-2010)

 

Postmarks

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A postmark should not be included unless accompanied by a close-up image and/or an image of a cover showing that postmark. Date ranges MUST be based ONLY ON COVERS IN THE MUSEUM and are expected to change as more covers are added.
 
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USPS Slogan
Machine Cancel

"USS Philadelphia /
SSN 690 /
Commissioned"

Groton, CT

1977-06-25

GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 19770623 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 19770623 1 Front.jpg

Commissioning, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"25th
Anniversary Station"

Groton, CT

2002-06-25

GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20020625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20020625 1 Front.jpg

25th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"30th
Anniversary Station"

Groton, CT

2007-06-25

GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20070625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20070625 1 Front.jpg

30th Anniversary, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Deactivation Station"

Groton, CT

2010-06-25

GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20100625 1 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20100625 1 Front.jpg

Deactivation, cachet by Michael Hebert (Mh Cachets)


 

USPS
Pictorial Postmark

"Deactivation Station"

Philadelphia PA

2010-06-25

GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20100625 3 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Philadelphia SSN690 20100625 3 Front.jpg

Deactivation, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS

 

Other Information

NAMESAKE - Named for the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

USS PHILADELPHIA earned the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation with six stars, the Navy “E” Ribbon (8 awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal with four stars, the National Defense Service Medal with one star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 17 stars during her Naval career.
     The ship also earned the Ney Memorial Award for Outstanding Food Service in 1983, the "A" Award for Outstanding Anti-Submarine Warfare in 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1991; the Communications Green "C" in 1998, 1999, 2005, and 2007; the Tactical White "T" in 1999 and 2000; the Damage Control Red "DC" in 1999 and 2005; the Deck "D" in 2000' the Engineering Excellence "E" in 2001 and 2006; the Supply Blue "E" in 2001 and 2006; and the Medical Yellow "M" in 2005. The USS Philadelphia was also awarded the COMSUBLANT Battenberg Cup for Best All Around Unit in 1996, the CINCLANTFLT Golden Anchor Award in 1990, and the CINCLANTFLT Silver Anchor Award in 1997 and 1998.

Six ships of the US Navy have borne the name PHILADELPHIA - USS Philadelphia (Gunboat,1776), USS Philadelphia (36-gun sailing Frigate, 1798),
USS Philadelphia (Side-wheel Steamer, 1861), USS Philadelphia C-4, USS Philadelphia CL-41 and USS Philadelphia SSN-690.

The ships sponsor was Mrs. Hugh Scott.

 


 

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