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USS Pintado (SSN 672)

- decommissioned -

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USS PINTADO was one of the STURGEON - class attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on February 26, 1998, the PINTADO subsequently the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash. Recycling of the submarine was finished on October 27, 1998.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 29, 1965
Keel Laid: October 27, 1967
Launched: August 16, 1969
Commissioned: September 11, 1971
Decommissioned: February 26, 1998
Builder: Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
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

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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PINTADO. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS PINTADO:

May 1974off Petropavlovsk, Soviet UnionUSS PINTADO reportedly collides almost head-on with a Soviet YANKEE - class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine while cruising 200 feet deep in the approaches to the Petropavlovsk naval base on the Kamchatka Peninsula.The Soviet submarine surfaced immediately, but the extent of damage was not known. The PINTADO departed from the area at top underwater speed and proceeded to Guam where it entered drydock for repairs lasting seven weeks.The collision smashed much of PINTADO's detection sonar, a starboard side torpedo hatch was jammed shut and a diving plane received moderate damage. The PINTADO was on an intelligence gathering mission in Soviet territorial waters.
December 6, 1977off KoreaUSS PINTADO suffers damage to the top of her rudder in a minor collision with a South Korean Navy ship during an exercise. The PINTADO initiated emergency deep dive procedures when the surface ship turned toward PINTADO at close range.

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USS PINTADO Patch Gallery:

WestPac 1977/'78

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