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​​​​​​​​​USS PHOENIX (SSN-702) Cold War Monument Foundation

Foundation Members:

Carol Culbertson, CAPT USN (ret), Statutory Agent, Chairperson, Director

Pete Lumianski, CAPT USN (ret), Director

Lynn Bennett, LCDR USN (ret), Director, Marketing Manage​r

Chuck Manuel, Member

Sharon Harrison, Director, Treasurer

Michael Allison, Member

De Wayne Lober, Member

Denny McComb, CAPT USN(ret), Member, Fund-Raising Chairperson

Beth Nehring, Member

DR. Marty Zipser, Member

Tom Clonts, Member

Carolyn Tolliver, Member

Howard Goldman, Member

Tom Solnit, Member

Bob Turpin, Member

(SSN-702) - Los Angeles Class


Commissioned: December 19, 1981

Sponsor: Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Harvey  Rhodes


Crew: 12 Officers and 98 Enlisted sailors

Displacement: 5777 tons

Length: 362 feet

Beam: 32 feet 10 inches

Draft: 31 fee 10 inches

Propulsion: S6G pressurized water nuclear reactor

Armament: 4 x 21 inch torpedo tubes

-MK.48 ADCAP (advanced capability) torpedoes

-MK60 mines

-MK67 SLMM (submarine Launched mobile mine)

​After 18 years of waterborne storage in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA, cut-up and recycling of the Phoenix was commenced in the spring of 2016.  The boat’s sail, diving planes and top rudder were made available to the City of Phoenix in late May of 2016, and in August of 2016, the parts were trucked by Colt Transportation to Phoenix, arriving on 12 August at their temporary storage site at the Papago Park Military Reservation (PPMR) in Phoenix.  The parts were off-loaded by Bragg Crane, and placed on heavy duty railroad ties donated by BNSF Railways.  

USS PHOENIX (SSN-702), a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the fifth ship of the United States Navy to be named "Phoenix" and the third to be named after the city, Phoenix, Arizona. The contract to build her was awarded to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut, on 31 October 1973, and her keel was laid down on 30 July 1977. She was launched on 8 December 1979, sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth Harvey Rhodes, wife of Arizona Representative John J. Rhodes, and commissioned on 19 December 1981, with Captain William C. Rothert in command.

Major Events:

1977 - Keel Date: 30 July 1977 at General Dynamics Electric Board, Groton, CT

1979 - Launch date: 8 Dec 1979

1981 - Commissioned: 19 Dec 1981

1983 - West Pac - Indian Ocean Sep 1983 - April 1984

1984 - Mediterranean - Lebanon August 1984 - February 1985

1991 - Mediterranean Jun 1991 - December 1991

1995 - Blue Nose - Artic Circle: January 1995 - January 1997

1998 - Decommissioned: 29 July 1998