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USS Gurnard (SSN 662)

- decommissioned -

One of the STURGEON - class fast attack submarines, the USS GURNARD was the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 28, 1995, the USS GURNARD subsequently entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash. Recycling of the submarine was finished on October 15, 1995.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 24, 1963
Keel Laid: December 22, 1964
Launched: May 20, 1967
Commissioned: December 6, 1968
Decommissioned: April 28, 1995
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.
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 GURNARD. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS GURNARD:

July 20, 1980San Diego, Calif.USS GURNARD spills 30 gallons of water containing radioactive material into San Diego Bay, Calif. A Navy spokesman says the leak occurred when a crewman of the GURNARD accidentally opened a valve allowing the water to escape. The spokesman said a water samle was taken and there was no increase in the general background radioactive level in the area where the spill happened.
May 23, 1989off San Diego, Calif.USS GURNARD runs aground off San Diego, Calif., while submerged during a routine training mission. No injuries or damage are reported.

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