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BUFFALO (SSN 715)
SUBMARINE (NUCLEAR-POWERED)
VESSEL STATUS
Class: SSN 688 UIC: 20996
Status: Stricken, Final Disposition Pending Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 01/30/2019 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Z Berth:
Force:
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/20/1976 Commission Date: 11/05/1983
Keel Date: 01/25/1980 Inactivation Date: 09/30/2017
Launch Date: 05/08/1982 Decommission Date: 01/30/2019
Age (since Launch) 37.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
36.0
Delivery Date: 10/27/1983 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 35.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 01/30/2019
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 362 ft Waterline Length:
Extreme Beam: 33 ft Waterline Beam:
Max Navigational Draft: 32 ft Draft Limit:
Light Displacement: 5771 tons Full Displacement: 6142 tons
Dead Weight: 371 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 1
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine (Nuclear)
Accommodations: Officers: 12
Enlisted: 98
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: US NAVY
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 02/04/2019
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