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General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut

Sponsored by

Mrs. Arthur R. Gralla


25 June 1968

Keel Laid down

9 February 1970


9 October 1971


1 September 1972


17 March 1999


17 March 1999

Fate: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program completed 

22 November 2002

Class & type: Sturgeon-class submarine

Speed and Depth: You can find speed and depth numbers on Wiki or other websites, but if we told you, we would have to kill you so we will not verify or deny anything you might find on other sites. 

Displacement: 4,195 long tons (4,262 t) light, 4,501 long tons (4,573 t) full, 306 long tons (311 t) dead

Length: 302 ft 3 in (92.13 m)

Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)

Draft: 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m)

Installed power: 15,000 shaft horsepower (11.2 megawatts)

Propulsion: One S5W nuclear reactor with S3G3 modified core, two steam turbines, one screw

Complement: 112 (14 officers, 98 enlisted men)

Armament: 4 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes.