USS SAND LANCE was the 12th STURGEON - class attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy named after the fish.
Last homeported in Groton, CT, the SAND LANCE was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on August 7, 1998, after she had already been deactivated while still in commission on April 1, 1998. Currently, the SAND LANCE is berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting to be disposed of through the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: October 24, 1963|
|Keel Laid: January 15, 1965|
|Launched: November 11, 1969|
|Commissioned: September 25, 1971|
|Decommissioned: August 7, 1998|
|Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.|
|Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor|
|Length: 292 feet (89 meters)|
|Beam: 31.7 feet (9.65 meters)|
|Draft: 29.2 feet (8.9 meters)|
|Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 4,250 tons|
|Submerged: approx. 4,700 tons|
|Speed: Surfaced: approx. 15 knots|
|Submerged: approx. 30 knots|
|Armament: four 533 mm torpedo tubes for Mk-48 torpedoes, Harpoon, Tomahawk, and SUBROC missiles, ability to lay mines|
|Crew: 12 Officers, 95 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS SAND LANCE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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