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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN 640)
BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SSBN 640 UIC: 05711
Status: Disposed of by submarine recycling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 08/21/1995 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: General Dynamics Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 11/01/1962 Commission Date: 10/22/1965
Keel Date: 05/25/1963 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 12/05/1964 Decommission Date: 11/23/1993
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 30.7 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
28.0
Delivery Date: 10/22/1965 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 29.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 11/23/1993
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: Full Displacement:
Dead Weight:
Hull Material:
No. of Propellers:
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers:
Enlisted:
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA (NAVSHIPYD)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 03/01/1999
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