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USS Batfish (SSN 681)

- decommissioned -

One of the STURGEON - class nuclear-powered attack submarines, the USS BATFISH was the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 17, 1999, the BATFISH was subsequently disposed of by submarine recycling at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wa. Recycling was finished on November 22, 2002.

General Characteristics:Awarded: June 25, 1968
Keel Laid: February 9, 1970
Launched: October 9, 1971
Commissioned: September 1, 1972
Decommissioned: March 17, 1999
Builder: Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, CT.
Propulsion system: one S5W2 nuclear reactor
Propellers: one
Length: 302 feet (91.5 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 BATFISH. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.

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Accidents aboard USS BATFISH:

January 22, 1973Charleston, SC.USS BATFISH suffers bottom damage after running hard aground at Charleston, SC., while proceeding to sea. The submarine is pulled free by tugs and returns to the dock.

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