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USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626)

- decommissioned -

USS DANIEL WEBSTER was the ninth LAFAYETTE - class nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine and the only submarine in her class with its diving planes not located on the sail but forward on the bow. Decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on August 30, 1990, the DANIEL WEBSTER was subsequently converted to a Dockside Trainer (S5W Prototype facility), located at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, SC.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 3, 1961
Keel laid: December 28, 1961
Launched: April 27, 1963
Commissioned: April 9, 1964
Decommissioned: August 30, 1990
Builder: Electric Boat Works Division of General Dynamics, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one S5W nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 425 feet (129.6 meters)
Beam: 33 feet (10 meters)
Draft: 31.5 feet (9.6 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 7,250 tons
Submerged: approx. 8,250 tons
Speed: Surfaced: 16 - 20 knots
Submerged: 22 - 25 knots
Armament: 16 vertical tubes for Polaris or Poseidon missiles, four 21" torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Mk-14/16 torpedoes, Mk-37 torpedoes and Mk-45 nuclear torpedoes
Crew: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted (two crews)


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DANIEL WEBSTER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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