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BLUEBACK (SS 581)
SUBMARINE
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SS 580 UIC: 05604
Status: Donated as a Museum and Memorial Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 02/10/1994 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: INGALLS SB CORP
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/29/1956 Commission Date: 10/15/1959
Keel Date: 04/15/1957 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 05/16/1959 Decommission Date: 10/01/1990
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 34.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
31.0
Delivery Date: 06/03/1960 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 33.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 10/30/1990
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 219 ft Waterline Length: 218 ft
Extreme Beam: 29 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 28 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 1744 tons Full Displacement: 2146 tons
Dead Weight: 402 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel Electric
Accommodations: Officers: 8
Enlisted: 69
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: BLUEBACK IS LOCATED AT THE OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, 1945 SE WATER AVENUE, PORTLAND, OR
Last Updated: 06/11/2002
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