Facts about the USS Miami, which burned in 2012

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Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:50 PM

A look at the USS Miami, the nuclear submarine that was badly damaged and ultimately scrapped after a fire in May 2012 caused $700 million in damage:

CLASS: The Miami was in the Navy's Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarine fleet, the first of which was deployed in November 1976. Of 62 built from the early-1970s to the mid-1990s, 41 Los Angeles-class subs are still in commission.

AGE: Construction began in October 1986 and was completed in November 1988.

COMMISSIONED: June 30, 1990.

DEPLOYMENTS: North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

OF NOTE: Miami was America's first nuclear-powered submarine to transit the Suez Canal, an honor earned in 1994. She was also the first sub since World War II to fire weapons in two theaters of operation: Iraq and Kosovo.

BUILDER: General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Groton, Connecticut.

LENGTH: 362 feet.

DEAD WEIGHT: 395 tons.

SPEED: 25-plus knots (28-plus mph)

PROPULSION: One nuclear reactor, one shaft.

CREW: 12 officers, 98 enlisted personnel.

ARMAMENTS: Tomahawk missiles with 12 vertical launch tubes, MK48 torpedoes with four torpedo tubes.

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SOURCES: Naval Vessel Register; U.S. Navy