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  List of submarine classes of the United States Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Submarines of the United States Navy are built in classes, using a single design for a number of boats.
Occasionally, a class will consist of a single ship as a prototype, or for experimental use; an example is USS Albacore (AGSS-569), which used an unprecedented hull design.
This was a two ship class intended to prototype small submarines for wartime use due to the (false) belief that larger submarines could not be mass produced.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_submarine_classes_of_the_United_States_Navy   (597 words)

 SSN-585 Skipjack - Navy Ships
Skipjack Class was the first "top to bottom" new attack submarine design using nuclear propulsion.
USS Skipjack was also unique in that it was the first nuclear submarine with a single shaft.
SSN 589 SCORPION was lost on 22 May 1968 with 12 officers and 87 enlisted men -- one of the worst casualties in the Navy's history.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/ssn-585.htm   (472 words)

 Ship-Submarine recycling program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note that some of these submarines (the George Washington class) were fleet ballistic missile boats for the vast majority of their careers.
Note that some of these submarines (the Lafayette class) were fleet ballistic missile boats for the vast majority of their careers.
However, they were converted to SSNs for use as moored training platforms and are not currently scheduled for recycling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ship-Submarine_recycling_program   (827 words)

 Skipjack class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Skipjack class of United States Navy nuclear attack submarine was the replacement for the Skate class.
A new design from the keel up, they were the first submarines to use a nuclear reactor in an Albacore hull: a round hull with a single shaft.
The Skipjacks were the fastest submarines in the United States Navy until the Los Angeles class was launched.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skipjack_class_submarine   (176 words)

 Nuclear Submarines
In 1960, this new class of boats was in the developmental stages (Clancy 17).
This class was indeed slower than previous classes, but they could dive deeper, travel quieter, and had a better placed sonar system.
The primary objective for this class was to be surreptitious.
www.studyworld.com /basementpapers/sec_papers/Nuclear_Submarines.html   (4274 words)

 SSN-594 Permit class
She was the first quiet and deep-diving submarine and had a new, larger sonar array in the bow in place of the torpedo tubes (which were moved amidships).
The SSN-594 Permit class was the world's first modern, quiet, deep-diving fast attack submarines, integrating such advanced features as a hydrodynamically shaped hull, a large bow mounted sonar array, advanced sound-silencing features, and an integrated control/attack center with the proven S5W reactor plant.
Although they were larger than the previous SSN 585 Skipjack class, and used the same nuclear power plant, their hull design did not compromise their underwater speed.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/ssn-594.htm   (2528 words)

 BWN SSN 637 Sturgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
STURGEON class submarines were built for anti-submarine warfare in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Attracting little publicity during its heyday, this class of ship was the platform of choice for many of the Cold War missions for which submarines are now famous.
After a 5-year study was completed on the SSN-637 class submarine, the design life was extended from 20 years to 30 years, with a possible extension to 33 years on a case-by-case basis.
www.steelnavy.com /BWNssn637.htm   (558 words)

 NOVA Online | Hitler's Lost Sub | 400 Years of Subs (1945-1972)
The first submarine to utilize the potential of both the nuclear power plant and the high-speed Albacore hull was USS Skipjack, SSN-585, which was officially rated at 29 knots submerged.
A Soviet November class nuclear submarine surprised the U.S. Navy by keeping up with a high-speed task force going 31 knots and led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
The class had some teething problems, but the 62 boats in the class demonstrated respectable performance, with submerged speeds in excess of 30 knots.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/lostsub/hist1945.html   (1419 words)

 Jack Abraitis - M.L.B.W. Glossary - USN Ship Classes - WarShips, Submarines
USS Skipjack (SSN-585); Groton, CT USS Sculpin (SSN-590); Groton, CT USS Shark (SSN-591); Groton, CT PERMIT Class (SSN-594):
A Tomahawk launch from SSN 720 was successfully conducted in November 1986.
The SSN 21-class submarine, Seawolf, is designed to counter the rapidly increasing capabilities of the Soviet submarine force projected for the 1990s and beyond.
www.princeton.edu /~abraitis/glosdocs/usnsub.htm   (1265 words)

 SSN-594 Permit class - Navy Ships
Designed for prolonged periods submerged, they were limited only by the amount of food that she can carry, and were capable of sustained operation at high speed.
These submarines were originally designated the THRESHER class, but the USS Thresher (SSN 593) was lost 200 miles off the coast of New England on 10 April 1963.
Although counter-rotating propellers had previously produced impressive gains in speed on the experimental Albacore, in this instance the results were disappointing and led to the abandoment of this approach in subsequent submarine design.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/ssn-594.htm   (822 words)

 Bulletin Board for USS Skipjack - SSN 585
Just wondering if there is anyone out there that served on Skipjack between 71 and 75...haven't heard from or about fellow "bubbleheads" in quite some time...Gary Hall, if your'e out there,Gringo says Hi!...
Recieved e-mail from gene whom i served with from '87-89 on the skipjack.
I served aboard the USS SkipJack SSN-585 from 1965-1970.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageBulletinBoard/1,13492,202131,00.html?Page=1   (342 words)

SKIPJACK commenced her 1961 operations by participating in two weeks of type training followed by antisubmarine warfare exercises through August, visiting Mayport, Florida, before returning to Groton.
On 9 April 1969, SKIPJACK commenced an overhaul in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard which was completed in the fall of 1970.
SKIPJACK spent most of 1972 in tests and type training out of New London and Norfolk and in the Caribbean.
www.modelshipbuilding.com /232skipjack.htm   (668 words)

 Under way on Nuclear Power
That was the day when the hull SSN 571 (later to he known to the world as USS Nautilus), the first nuclear powered submarine, put to sea for the first time.
USS TRITON (SSN 586) was designed to be fast enough to operate with a fast carrier task force.One of the largest submarines ever built, Triton is 447 feet long, displaces more than 7700 tons submerged, and carries a crew of approximately 170.
The USS Lafayette (SSBN 616) class, third class of FBM submarines, is approximately 425 feet long, and displaces approximately 7000 tons.
www.rddesigns.com /saga/nucs.html   (3925 words)

 Submarine Centennial Chronology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
USS Skipjack (SS-24) is the first U. submarine to cross the Atlantic under her own power.
USS Skipjack (SSN-585), is commissioned, the first submarine combining nuclear propulsion with the Albacore hull form.
The class will include Tomahawk missile capability, advanced SONAR systems for anti-submarine and mine warfare; reconfigurable torpedo room for special missions; advanced SEAL delivery system (ASDS) and nine-man lock out trunk, to launch unmanned underwater or aerial vehicles for mine reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and other missions; enhanced stealth; and enhanced electronic support measures (ESM).
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n87/history/chrono.html   (3046 words)

 Blue Water Navy 1/350 scale resin warships
Akula class boats were developed as mainstream weapons systems to form the backbone of the Russian submarine force into the year 2000.
Although frequently referred to as a single class, the nine V boats that were authorized in 1916 were actually five different types.
Compared with the Seawolf, the Virginia Class SSN is slower, carries fewer weapons, and is less capable in diving depth and arctic operations.
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 The Dolphin - CSG2 staff master chief reflects on 30 years of transition
But when Brown reported aboard the Skipjack in June 1974, the first Los Angeles-class submarine had just been launched and was more than two and a half years away from being commissioned.
Pogy, a Sturgeon class submarine, was deactivated in June 1999, and Skipjack, the first of its class of submarine, was decommissioned in April 1990.
Frustrated that he, as a second class petty officer, was having difficulties in becoming a first class petty officer, Brown was considering the possibility of ending his naval career.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10605495&BRD=1659&PAG=461&dept_id=8103&rfi=6   (1078 words)

This larger GATO class submarine is large enough to make it very suitable for submerged operations, or if you are not quite ready to take the plunge, she also makes a beautiful surface runner as well.
This larger BALAO class submarine is large enough to make it very suitable for submerged operations, or if you are not quite ready to take the plunge, she also makes a beautiful surface runner as well.
The I-19 class submarines were large, long range subs designed and built to be able to cross the Pacific and attack shipping along the west coast of the United States or to strike at will at US Naval Units crossing the Pacific to do battle with the Imperial Japanese Navy.
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 USS Sargo (SSN 583) Commissioning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Picture shows the commissioning party on the USS Sargo (SSN 583) at Mare Island on 1 Oct 1958.
In general form she resembles the diesel-electric Tang (SS 563)class submarine; nuclear submarines did assume their modern fish like hull form until construction of the Skipjack (SSN 585) class.
The narrow line extending along Sargo's deck from bow to stern is a safety track installed as standard equipment on submarines after seven men were lost from Tusk (SS 426) while rescuing the crew of Cochino (SS 345) in Arctic waters.
www.ssn583.com /Commission.htm   (328 words)

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Although their capabilities are less than those of the new LSD-41 class, the ships of the Austin class, built between 1965-1971, were considered sufficiently modern to have their service lives extended, and the Navy had planned to inaugurate a SLEP program for all 11 of them commencing in early 1988.
The two Pigeon class ships are the first in the world to be built specifically for the submarine rescue mission and, except for one Military Sealift Command ship, are the first catamaran-hull ships to be built for the Navy since Robert Fulton's Demologos in 1812.
The most modern of these classes of tankers are the five ships of the Champion class, the last two of which were delivered in 1986, and the nine-ship Sealift class tankers which were built specifically for the Military Sealift Command (MSC).
www.ibiblio.org /pub/academic/history/marshall/military/USN/navpalib/USN_ships.txt   (11495 words)

 Buildings Honor Submariners (PAGE 2)
It was named in honor of Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey, born in the District of Columbia in 1913, graduated from the Naval Academy in the Class of 1935, and the Submarine School in 1938.
He was born in Virginia in 1913, graduated from the Naval Academy in the Class of 1937, and from the second pre-World War II three month class at the Submarine School late in 1940.
Captain George Vahsen was born in New York in 1928, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1952 and from the Submarine School in 1954.
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The SCULPIN was of the SKIPJACK class of which there were 6 boats - SKIPJACK (SSN 585), SCAMP (SSN 588), SCORPION (SSN 589), SCULPIN (SSN 590), SHARK (SSN591) and SNOOK (SSN592).
These boats were the first class of nuclear powered submarines built with the tear drop shaped hull.
These boats were also the fastest class of boats built until the LOS ANGELES class was built in the mid seventies.
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 USS Skipjack
"Predecessor To All US Navy Fast Attacks" The Skipjack was the US Navy's first submarine to combine nuclear power with the "Tear Drop" hull.
When she was completed in 1959 she was one of the worlds most advanced submarines.
The hull is single casting with metal dive planes.
www.brookhursthobbies.com /Bluewaternavy/uss_skipjack.htm   (63 words)

 NSL Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Between 1955-1959, Jack headed the E.B. division design team for the single-screw, body of revolution, nuclear attack submarine proposal, which was accepted by the Navy and resulted in the S5W-powered USS Skipjack SSN 585.
The Skipjack was the forerunner of 100 submarines so-powered.
His achievements on the Skipjack were followed by several other projects including S5G which started with a land-based prototype in Idaho and powered the USS Narwhal.
www.navalsubleague.com /sub_news/01-21-05.htm   (859 words)

 History of the USS Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee and her four sisters in the George Washington Class (SSBN-598) that were built at other shipyards all started as a modified Skipjack-class design with a 130-foot missile section containing 16 Polaris tubes added amidships.
Like the others in the 598 Class, the Lee's construction was expedited and she was launched on Dec. 18, 1959.
The Lee is the first U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the famous confederate general and the first nuclear submarine to have been built in the South.
www.ssbn601.com /history.asp   (2535 words)

 All Hands - April 2000 - 100 Years of American Submarine Force
Submarines of the E, H, K, L, M, N, O and R classes ranged in displacement from 287 to 510 tons, with the fastest boats displaying a top surface speed of barely 14 knots on diesel power.
In the late summer of 1942, LCDR Henry C. Bruton in command of USS Greenling (SSN 614) on her third war patrol destroyed 32,050 tons of enemy merchant shipping and damaged a 22,000 ton converted carrier.
In the fast attack submarine USS Skipjack (SSN 585) the endurance of nuclear propulsion and the high speed of the Albacore teardrop hull came together to form the new paradigm.
www.mediacen.navy.mil /pubs/allhands/apr00/pg13.htm   (2337 words)

 Search Tuna Report for skipjack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Skipjack, the last American vessel to fish under sail, is a fading reminder of the wealth and prosperity that the bay has offered...
Contents 1 History Of Skipjack 2 Description 3 Cryptanalysis 4 See Also 5 References 6 External Links Edit History Of Skipjack Skipjack Was Proposed As The encryption Algorithm In A US Government-Sponsored Scheme Of Key Escrow, And The Cipher Was Provided For Use In The Clipper Chip, Implemented In Tamperproof Hardware....
These Graceful Skipjacks Are The Last Fleet Of Workboats Under Sail In The United States And Abounded In Both Maryland And Virginia Waters At The Turn Of The Last Century.
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 Last Days for the USS Robert E. Lee
She was to become the USS Shark (SSN-591), Newport News Shipyard Hull No 545, as one of the boats in the modified Skipjack class (SSN-585) design.
Within a few short weeks, she was designated as a SSBN-598 class becoming Newport News Shipyard Hull No 547, had a 130 foot missile section containing 16 Polaris tubes added amidships, and renamed as the USS Robert E Lee (SSBN-601).
Anyway, she'd been officially designated as an SSN ever since the offload of her last missile in January.
www.ssbn601.com /LastDays.asp   (1312 words)

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