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PUFFER (SSN 652)
SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SSN 637 UIC: 05139
Status: Disposed of by submarine recycling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/28/1997 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 03/26/1963 Commission Date: 08/09/1969
Keel Date: 02/08/1965 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/30/1968 Decommission Date: 07/12/1996
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 29.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
27.0
Delivery Date: 07/31/1969 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 27.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 07/12/1996
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 292 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 32 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 29 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 3978 tons Full Displacement: 4272 tons
Dead Weight: 294 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers: 14
Enlisted: 95
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA (NAVSHIPYD)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 07/08/1997
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