USS CASIMIR PULASKI was the 16th LAFAYETTE - class nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 7, 1994, the CASIMIR PULASKI subsequently entered the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. Recycling was finished on October 21, 1994.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 20, 1961|
|Keel laid: January 12, 1963|
|Launched: February 1, 1964|
|Commissioned: August 14, 1964|
|Decommissioned: March 7, 1994|
|Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT.|
|Propulsion system: one S5W nuclear reactor|
|Length: 425 feet (129.6 meters)|
|Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)|
|Draft: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,250 tons; Submerged: approx. 8,250 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: 16 - 20 knots;Submerged: 22 - 25 knots|
|Armament: 16 vertical tubes for Polaris or Poseidon missiles, four 21" torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Mk-14/16 torpedoes, Mk-37 torpedoes and Mk-45 nuclear torpedoes|
|Crew: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted (two crews)|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CASIMIR PULASKI. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Ship's Name:
Casimir Pulaski, born in Podolia, Poland about 1748 was active in the Polish independence movement and in 1772 fled to Turkey, thence to Paris and Boston in 1777. Joining the Continental Army, he served at Brandywine and Germantown, then led cavalry units during the winter of 1777-78. Refusing to serve under Gen. Anthony Wayne, he resigned his command in March 1778. Forming an independent cavalry corps he continued to serve the cause of American independence. After service along the Delaware, he was ordered south in February 1779 to block British forces moving up from Savannah. After defeat he joined with Gen. Lincoln and the French fleet to attack Savannah. Mortally wounded during the seige of that city, he died aboard the vessel WASP.
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