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USS Puffer (SSN 652)

- decommissioned -

USS PUFFER was the 10th STURGEON - class attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy named after the fish. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on July 12, 1996, the PUFFER subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash. Recycling was completed on March 28, 1997.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 26, 1963
Keel Laid: February 8, 1965
Launched: March 30, 1968
Commissioned: August 9, 1969
Decommissioned: July 12, 1996
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 PUFFER. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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