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USS Bluefish, SSN 675 1982-1986
I was puzzled by the above post, so I Googled it;
is what I found;
[EDIT - WARNING: following the above link generated a "YOU HAVE WON..." window, which I believe is a phishing scheme. Proceed at your own risk. I copied the image to my photobucket account, so that is safe.
USS BLUEFISH was the 27th STURGEON - class attack submarine. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on May 31, 1996, the USS BLUEFISH is since then berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash., awaiting entry in the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program Recycling there. The BLUEFISH was last homeported in Norfolk, Va.
General Characteristics: Awarded: July 15, 1966
Keel Laid: March 13, 1968
Launched: January 10, 1970
Commissioned: January 8, 1971
Decommissioned: May 31, 1996
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Length: 292 feet (89 meters)
Beam: 31.7 feet (9.65 meters)
Draft: 29.2 feet (8.9 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 4,250 tons
Submerged: approx. 4,700 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots
Submerged: approx. 30 knots
Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon, Tomahawk, and SUBROC missiles, ability to lay mines
Crew: 12 Officers, 95 Enlisted
I would still like to know the circumstances, but at least I know what the post refers to.
Last edited by eherlihy; 01-28-2011 at 08:47 AM.
Reason: fixed image - added warning