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Mayor/LCDR Goddard creating the USS Phoenix Commission in 1988
On Active Duty in the N. Atlantic, 1981-1997
Preliminary Design Concept for Steele Indian School Park in a spot just adjacent the AZ Veteran Home, 2018.
Now working on a two-year fund-raising campaign, $2.2M needed.
First-Ever USS Phoenix Crew Member Reunion, Held in Phoenix, 14-17 June 2018
Off-Loaded and temporarily stored at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix.
Parts dedication ceremony in PPMR, September 2016 with Phoenix Mayor Stanton Front Page!!
Steele Indian School Park Site Dedication Ceremony, 22 March 2016, Admiral Yancy Lindsey, presiding 65 tons of parts (conning tower (two pieces), diving planes and rudder) cut-up by the Navy and trucked to Phoenix in Summer, 2016.
Steele Indian School Park site dedication
Taken out of service and held in waterborne storage for 18 years, Naval Shipyard Puget Sound, WA
The USS Phoenix Keel-Laying Ceremony, 30 July 1977 in Groton, CT. Ms. Betty Rhodes, wife of famed Congressman John Rhodes of AZ is the sponsor. She is shown with the equally famous Admiral Hyman Rickover, Father of the nuclear submarine. Betty’s initials are scribed on the keel.
Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine USS Phoenix (SSN 702) launched in December, 1979. The 702 is 362 ft long, small compared to its big brother, an Ohio-Class Missile-Shooter, some 560 ft long.