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USS SPADEFISH was one of the STURGEON - class attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Inactivated while still in commission on May 4, 1995, the SPADEFISH entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 11, 1997, the recycling of the submarine was finished on October 24, 1997.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: March 9, 1965|
|Keel Laid: December 21, 1966|
|Launched: May 15, 1968|
|Commissioned: August 14, 1969|
|Decommissioned: April 11, 1997|
|Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, 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 SPADEFISH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS SPADEFISH:
|January 21, 1974||Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Va.|
The Navy says it is investigating possible sabotage in the cutting of electrical wires aboard the SPADEFISH which is undergoing overhaul at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Electrical wires on the submarine had been cut several times since the fall of 1973, prompting the Navy to investigate.
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