The USS Springfield (SSN-761) is a force for defending American interests and protecting freedom across the globe. A Los Angeles-class submarine for the U.S. Navy, she is impressively equipped to succeed in even the most demanding of missions. The USS Springfield was named after Springfield, Illinois, the state’s capitol.
Commissioned on 9 January 1993, the USS Springfield has a displacement of approximately 6,900 tons submerged, and stretches a mere 361 feet in length. She provides the fleet with the capacity to fulfill numerous missions thanks to her unlimited endurance due to the nuclear propulsion plant, advanced sonar, torpedo, cruise missile, and mine delivery systems, and a combination of speed and stealth due to sophisticated quieting technologies.
Minted from bronze, and finished with an antique patina, this coin pays tribute to the USS Springfield and salutes the exceptional service of her crew. The obverse features the Submarine Warfare insignia with the phrase, “PRIDE RUNS DEEP.” The reverse displays a rendition of the badge of the USS Springfield, imbued with bold colored enamel, along with the ship’s motto, “UNITED FOR FREEDOM.”
Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) round in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTMint item, packaging may vary.