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USS Skipjack (SSN 585)

- decommissioned -

USS SKIPJACK was the first ship in a series of six nuclear-powered attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 19, 1990, the SKIPJACK later entered the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., and finished it on July 31, 1998.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 5, 1955
Keel laid: May 29, 1956
Launched: May 26, 1958
Commissioned: April 15, 1959
Decommissioned: April 19, 1990
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one S5W nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 251.64 feet (76.7 meters)
Beam: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)
Draft: 27.9 feet (8.5 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 2,880 tons     Submerged: approx. 3,500 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots     Submerged: approx. 30 knots
Armament: six 533 mm torpedo tubes
Crew: 8 Officers, 85 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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Accidents aboard USS SKIPJACK:

DateWhereEvents
June 6, 1973Mediterranean
USS SKIPJACK hits an uncharted sea mount during "Dawn Patrol" exercises in the Med. SKIPJACK only suffers minor damage and proceeds on the surface to Souda Bay, Crete, for hull inspections.


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