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DOLPHIN (AGSS 555)
AUXILIARY RESEARCH SUBMARINE
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AGSS 555 UIC: 05072
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 09/18/2008 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Naval Shipyard Portsmouth
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 08/10/1960 Commission Date: 08/17/1968
Keel Date: 11/09/1962 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/08/1968 Decommission Date: 01/15/2007
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 40.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
39.0
Delivery Date: 01/31/1969 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 39.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 01/15/2007
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 152 ft Waterline Length: 152 ft
Extreme Beam: 20 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 16 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 805 tons Full Displacement: 861 tons
Dead Weight: 56 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 7
Enlisted: 20
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: AGSS-555 WAS DEACTIVATED AT POINT LOMA NAVAL BASE ON 22SEP06. The U.S. Navy officially transferred the decommissioned research submarine ex-Dolphin (AGSS 555) to the Maritime Museum of San Diego (MMSD) during a donation contract signing ceremony 18SEP08 in Washington DC.
Last Updated: 09/22/2008
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