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USS Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN 685)

The first ship in the Navy to bear the name, the USS GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB was a nuclear-powered attack submarine specially designed to be as quiet as possible. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on July 11, 1990, the GLENARD P. LIPSCOMB spent the following years berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., until she entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program there. Recycling was completed on December 1, 1997.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 16, 1968
Keel laid: June 5, 1971
Launched: August 4, 1973
Commissioned: December 21, 1974
Decommissioned: July 11, 1990
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one S5Wa nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 365 feet (111.3 meters)
Beam: 31.8 feet (9.7 meters)
Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 5,600 tons    Submerged: approx. 6,480 tons
Speed: Surfaced: approx. ? knots    Submerged: approx. 25 knots
Armament: four 533 mm torpedo Tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles
Crew: 12 Officers, 108 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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