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L MENDEL RIVERS (SSN 686)
SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SSN 637 UIC: 20350
Status: Disposed of by submarine recycling Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 07/19/2002 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 07/01/1969 Commission Date: 02/01/1975
Keel Date: 06/26/1971 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 06/02/1973 Decommission Date: 05/10/2001
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 29.1 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
26.0
Delivery Date: 12/01/1974 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 27.6 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 05/10/2001
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 298 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 32 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 30 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 4208 tons Full Displacement: 4513 tons
Dead Weight: 305 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers: 14
Enlisted: 112
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD, BREMERTON, WA (NAVSHIPYD)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 09/29/2015
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