Search the Site with 
General Characteristics Crew List Memorabilia Accidents aboard the Ship Patch Gallery Image Gallery to end of page

USS Spadefish (SSN 668)

- decommissioned -

no coat of arms

USS SPADEFISH was one of the STURGEON - class attack submarines and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Inactivated while still in commission on May 4, 1995, the SPADEFISH entered the Navy's Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Wash. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on April 11, 1997, the recycling of the submarine was finished on October 24, 1997.

General Characteristics:Awarded: March 9, 1965
Keel Laid: December 21, 1966
Launched: May 15, 1968
Commissioned: August 14, 1969
Decommissioned: April 11, 1997
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, 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

Back to topback to top  go to endto end of the page

Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS SPADEFISH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

back to top  go to the end of the page

Back to topback to top  go to endto end of the page

Accidents aboard USS SPADEFISH:

January 21, 1974Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Va.
The Navy says it is investigating possible sabotage in the cutting of electrical wires aboard the SPADEFISH which is undergoing overhaul at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Electrical wires on the submarine had been cut several times since the fall of 1973, prompting the Navy to investigate.

Back to topback to top  go to endto end of the page

USS SPADEFISH Patch Gallery:

Med 1990

Back to topback to top  go to endto end of the page

Back to topback to top

Back to Submarines list. Back to ships list. Back to selection page. Back to 1st page.