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|
|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|
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.
Accidents aboard USS BUSHNELL:
|December 6, 1965||Gulf 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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