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USS Sand Lance (SSN 660)

- decommissioned -

USS SAND LANCE was the 12th STURGEON - class attack submarine and the second ship in the Navy named after the fish.

Last homeported in Groton, CT, the SAND LANCE was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on August 7, 1998, after she had already been deactivated while still in commission on April 1, 1998. Currently, the SAND LANCE is berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., awaiting to be disposed of through the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 24, 1963
Keel Laid: January 15, 1965
Launched: November 11, 1969
Commissioned: September 25, 1971
Decommissioned: August 7, 1998
Builder: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H.
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 SAND LANCE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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