USS SEA DEVIL was the 16th STURGEON - class attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy named after the Manta birostria, the largest of all rays, which is noted for power and endurance.
The USS SEA DEVIL was deactivated on February 25, 1991, and on October 16, 1991 was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list. The SEA DEVIL entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash., on March 1, 1998. Recycling of the submarine was finished on September 7, 1999.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: May 28, 1964|
|Keel Laid: April 12, 1966|
|Launched: October 5, 1967|
|Commissioned: January 30, 1969|
|Decommissioned: October 16, 1991|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.|
|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 SEA DEVIL. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.