(SSN-700) is a Los Angeles class nuclear-powered attack
submarine. Her keel was laid down in October 1976
by General Dynamics Corporation. She was launched
in April 1979 and commissioned in July 1981.
was the first submarine of the Los Angeles class to be
originally built with an all-digital fire control
(tracking and weapon) system and sonar system.
USS Dallas has a removable Dry Deck Shelter.
This large chamber, fitted aft of the
sail, allows Dallas to
employ the latest submarine arsenal: the Swimmer
Delivery Vehicle — a highly mobile and virtually
undetectable means of carrying out special forces
design combines unmatched endurance and speed with the
ultimate in submarine stealth. Her armament
consists of the heavyweight MK-48 ADCAP (Advanced
Capability) torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles,
and all variants of the Tomahawk cruise missile, as
well as both variants of the Navy's submarine
launched mines. USS Dallas' capabilities include
anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare, special
forces delivery, reconnaissance, carrier battle
group support and escort,
land-attack. Her Tomahawk cruise missiles can
hit on target on 75 percent of the Earth's land
Dallas will be retired in 2017 and become be a museum
ship at the Dallas Maritime Museum along the banks of
the Trinity River in Texas.