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USS Seadragon (SSN 584)

- decommissioned -

USS SEADRAGON was the fourth and final SKATE - class nuclear-powered attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Decommissioned on June 12, 1984, and stricken from the Navy list on April 30, 1986, the SEADRAGON spent the following years at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash., awaiting to be disposed of through the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Surface Ship and Submarine Recycling Program. The SEADRAGON entered the Recycling Program on October 1, 1994, and finished it on September 18, 1995.

General Characteristics:Awarded: September 29, 1955
Keel laid: June 20, 1956
Launched: August 16, 1958
Commissioned: December 5, 1959
Decommissioned: June 12, 1984
Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.
Propulsion system: one S4W nuclear reactor
Propellers: two
Length: 267.4 feet (81.5 meters)
Beam: 25 feet (7.6 meters)
Draft: 21 feet (6.4 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 2,570 tons     Submerged: approx. 2,861 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 18 knots     Submerged: approx. +20 knots
Armament: eight 533 mm torpedo tubes
Crew: 8 Officers, 75 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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Accidents aboard USS SEADRAGON:

DateWhereEvents
October 5, 1959off Portsmoth, NH.
USS SEADRAGON collides with a whale, or possibly a large shark, while on the surface at night during her sea trials. The collision results in the bending of one of SEADRAGON's propellers. The submarine proceeds to Portsmouth for repairs on its own power using the other propeller.


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USS SEADRAGON Patch Gallery:

WestPac 1981-1982


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