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|
|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|
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.
Accidents aboard USS TINOSA:
|June 7, 1963||Portsmouth 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.
USS TINOSA Patch Gallery: