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ARCHERFISH (SSN 678)
SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SSN 637 UIC: 20041
Status: Disposed of by submarine recycling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 11/06/1998 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: General Dynamics Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 06/25/1968 Commission Date: 12/17/1971
Keel Date: 06/19/1969 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 01/16/1971 Decommission Date: 03/31/1998
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 27.8 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
27.0
Delivery Date: 12/01/1971 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 26.9 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/31/1998
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 298 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 32 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 29 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 4206 tons Full Displacement: 4505 tons
Dead Weight: 299 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers: 14
Enlisted: 98
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA (NAVSHIPYD)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 11/16/1998
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