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USS Finback (SSN 670)

- decommissioned -

USS FINBACK was the 22nd STURGEON - class attack submarine. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 28, 1997, the FINBACK subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash. Recycling of the submarine was finished on October 30, 1997.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 9, 1965
Keel Laid: June 26, 1967
Launched: December 7, 1968
Commissioned: February 4, 1970
Decommissioned: March 28, 1997
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 FINBACK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS FINBACK:

January 8, 1974Naval Base Norfolk, Va.USS KITTIWAKE (ASR 13) receives minor hull damage in a collision with the USS FINBACK at the destroyer-submarine piers at Naval Base Norfolk.
November 13, 1989AtlanticA fire aboard the USS FINBACK forces the submarine to cut-short sea trials and return to port in Norfolk, Va. There are no reported injuries and damage is minor.

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