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USS Guardfish (SSN 612)

- decommissioned -

One of the PERMIT - class nuclear-powered attack submarines, the USS GUARDFISH was the second ship in the Navy named after the voracious green and silvery fish with elongated pike-like body and long narrow jaws. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on February 4, 1992, the GUARDFISH subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash. Recycling was completed on July 9, 1992.

General Characteristics:Awarded: June 9, 1960
Keel laid: February 28, 1961
Launched: May 15, 1965
Commissioned: December 20, 1966
Decommissioned: February 4, 1992
Builder: New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
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 GUARDFISH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS GUARDFISH:

March 26, 1981San Pedro Channel, Calif.
The USS GUARDFISH touches ground while in the San Pedro Channel on her way to San Diego, Calif. No injuries or damage are reported.

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