One of the PERMIT - class nuclear-powered attack submarines, the USS GUARDFISH was the second ship in the Navy named after the voracious green and silvery fish with elongated pike-like body and long narrow jaws. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on February 4, 1992, the GUARDFISH subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. Recycling was completed on July 9, 1992.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: June 9, 1960|
|Keel laid: February 28, 1961|
|Launched: May 15, 1965|
|Commissioned: December 20, 1966|
|Decommissioned: February 4, 1992|
|Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.|
|Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor|
|Length: 278.5 feet (84.9 meters)|
|Beam: 32.15 feet (9.8 meters)|
|Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 3,600 tons Submerged: approx. 4,300 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 20 knots Submerged: approx. 30 knots|
|Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for SUBROC, Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon and Tomahawk missiles|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 91 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS GUARDFISH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS GUARDFISH:
|March 26, 1981||San Pedro Channel, Calif.|
The USS GUARDFISH touches ground while in the San Pedro Channel on her way to San Diego, Calif. No injuries or damage are reported.