USS FLASHER was one of the PERMIT - class nuclear-powered attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy named after the fish. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on September 14, 1992, the FLASHER subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. Recycling was completed on May 11, 1994.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: June 9, 1960|
|Keel laid: April 14, 1961|
|Launched: June 22, 1963|
|Commissioned: July 22, 1966|
|Decommissioned: September 14, 1992|
|Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.|
|Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor|
|Length: 292.3 feet (89.1 meters)|
|Beam: 32.15 feet (9.8 meters)|
|Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 3,900 tons Submerged: approx. 4,600 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 FLASHER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS FLASHER:
|May 7, 1963||Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, Conn.|
A fire occurs aboard the FLASHER at the Electric Boat shipyard at Groton, Conn., killing three and injuring two. Damage to the submarine is reportedly negligible. The fire occurred in the trimming tank of the FLASHER, scheduled to be launched on June 14.
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