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This site is dedicated to the crew of the USS Batfish SSN-681 who served on board throughout its life.  If you have information or pictures of the crew, boat, etc. you would like me to post on the website, send me your information via the Questions and Comments form.  I will reach out to you and get the information via email. 

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Ordered

25 June 1968


Builder

General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut


Sponsored by

Mrs. Arthur R. Gralla


Laid down

9 February 1970


Launched

9 October 1971


Commissioned

1 September 1972


Decommissioned

17 March 1999


Struck

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.