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USS Bushnell (AS 15)

- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -


USS BUSHNELL was the third FULTON - class submarine tender. Decommissioned on June 20, 1970, the BUSHNELL subsequently joined the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, Va. While there, she was stricken from the Navy list on November 15, 1980. On June 3, 1983, the BUSHNELL was finally sunk as a target at 35 34.7 North, 73 18.6 West using Mk-48 torpedoes from the USS ATLANTA (SSN 712) and USS FINBACK (SSN 670).

General Characteristics:Keel laid: 1941
Launched: September 14, 1942
Commissioned: April 10, 1943
Decommissioned: June 20, 1970
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.
Propulsion System: Diesel electric
Propellers: two
Length: 530.5 feet (161.7 meters)
Beam: 73 feet (22.3 meters)
Draft: 25.6 feet (7.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 18,000 tons
Speed: 15 knots
Armament: four 20mm guns
Crew: approx. 1200


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS BUSHNELL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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Accidents aboard USS BUSHNELL:


DateWhereEvents
December 6, 1965Gulf of Mexico
USS BUSHNELL suffers a major fire while operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The fire is extinguished with the aid of the USS PENGUIN (ASR 12).


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