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USS Lapon (SSN 661)

- decommissioned -

One of the STURGEON - class fast attack submarines, the USS LAPON was the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on August 8, 1992, the USS LAPON is since then berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting disposal through the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program there.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 24, 1963
Keel Laid: July 26, 1965
Launched: December 16, 1966
Commissioned: December 14, 1967
Decommissioned: August 8, 1992
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.
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 LAPON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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