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USS Tinosa (SSN 606)

- decommissioned -

USS TINOSA was one of the PERMIT - class nuclear-powered attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy named after the poisonous, black, tropical fish. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on January 15, 1992, the TINOSA had already entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on July 15, 1991. Recycling was completed on August 15, 1992.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 17, 1958
Keel laid: November 24, 1959
Launched: December 9, 1961
Commissioned: November 17, 1964
Decommissioned: January 15, 1992
Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 278.5 feet (84.9 meters)
Beam: 32.15 feet (9.8 meters)
Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 3,600 tons     Submerged: approx. 4,300 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots     Submerged: approx. 30 knots
Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for SUBROC, Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles
Crew: 12 Officers, 91 Enlisted

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Crew List:

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

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Accidents aboard USS TINOSA:

June 7, 1963Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH.
USS TINOSA collides with the USS JOHN ADAMS (SSBN 620) while being moved in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH., when a tug towline snaps. The TINOSA received, what the Navy said, was a "small dent below the waterline" in the bow.

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