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USS Pargo (SSN 650)

- decommissioned -

USS PARGO was the eighth STURGEON - class fast attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 14, 1995, the PARGO subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. On October 15, 1996, recycling was finished.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 26, 1963
Keel Laid: June 3, 1964
Launched: September 17, 1966
Commissioned: January 5, 1968
Decommissioned: April 14, 1995
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
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


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Crew List:

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


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Accidents aboard USS PARGO:

DateWhereEvents
April 27, 1979New London, Conn.USS PARGO is briefly grounded while entering New London, Conn., harbor in heavy fog.


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