USS TAUTOG was the third ship in the STURGEON - class of attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name of the small, edible, sport fish, also called blackfish or oysterfish, found on the Atlantic coast of the United States.
Last homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI, the TAUTOG was deactivated while still in commission on October 25, 1996, and placed in reserve, in commission, on November 1. Officially decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 31, 1997, the TAUTOG is currently in berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, awaiting her start in the Navy’s Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program scheduled for October 1, 2004.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 30, 1961|
|Keel Laid: January 27, 1964|
|Launched: April 15, 1967|
|Commissioned: August 17, 1968|
|Decommissioned: March 31, 1997|
|Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.|
|Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor|
|Length: 292 feet (89 meters)|
|Beam: 31.7 feet (9.65 meters)|
|Draft: 29.2 feet (8.9 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 4,250 tons|
|Submerged: approx. 4,700 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots|
|Submerged: approx. 30 knots|
|Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon, Tomahawk, and SUBROC missiles, ability to lay mines|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 95 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TAUTOG. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.