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USS Dace (SSN 607)

- decommissioned -

USS DACE was one of the PERMIT - class nuclear-powered attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on December 2, 1988, the DACE spent the following years berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Wash., until the submarine entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program there. Recycling of the USS DACE was completed on January 17, 1997.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 3, 1959
Keel laid: June 6, 1960
Launched: August 18, 1962
Commissioned: April 4, 1964
Decommissioned: December 2, 1988
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 278.5 feet (84.9 meters)
Beam: 32.15 feet (9.8 meters)
Draft: 28.9 feet (8.8 meters)
Displacement: Surfaced: approx. 3,600 tons     Submerged: approx. 4,300 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

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Crew List:

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

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Accidents aboard USS DACE:

December 29, 1971New London, CT.
USS DACE inadvertently discharges 500 gallons of water used as coolant for her nuclear reactor into the Thames River at New London, CT., during a routine water transfer between DACE and the USS FULTON (AS 11). The Navy says measurements in the area showed no increase in radioactivity of the environment on the following day and claims the coolant contains a very small amount of radioactivity.
March 24, 1975Narraganset Bay, Rhode Island
USS DACE collides with a fishing vessel while surfaced in the Narraganset Bay area off Rhode Island. No damage to the submarine is reported.

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