USS GREENLING was one of the PERMIT - class nuclear-powered attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy named after the elongate, fine-scaled fish which can be found from Kamchatka to California. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 18, 1994, the GREENLING entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. Recycling was completed on September 30, 1994.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: June 9, 1960|
|Keel laid: August 15, 1961|
|Launched: April 4, 1964|
|Commissioned: November 3, 1967|
|Decommissioned: April 18, 1994|
|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 GREENLING. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS GREENLING:
|July 23, 1967||off Hingham, Mass.|
USS GREENLING strikes a buoy off Hingham, Mass., but only suffers minor damage.
|March 27, 1973||250 miles northwest of Bermuda|
USS GREENLING goes below her safe diving level while training because a needle on a depth gauge sticks. The true depth is disclosed on another gauge before the submarine reaches a depth that would have crushed her hull. On March 30, the submarine arrives at Groton, Conn., and on April 10, enters the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for a thorough check.
USS GREENLING Patch Gallery: