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USS Tautog (SSN 639)

- decommissioned -

USS TAUTOG was the third ship in the STURGEON - class of attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name of the small, edible, sport fish, also called blackfish or oysterfish, found on the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Last homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI, the TAUTOG was deactivated while still in commission on October 25, 1996, and placed in reserve, in commission, on November 1. Officially decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 31, 1997, the TAUTOG is currently in berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, awaiting her start in the Navys Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program scheduled for October 1, 2004.

General Characteristics:Awarded: November 30, 1961
Keel Laid: January 27, 1964
Launched: April 15, 1967
Commissioned: August 17, 1968
Decommissioned: March 31, 1997
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
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 TAUTOG. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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