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  USS Sturgeon (SSN-637) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), the lead ship of her class of nuclear attack submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sturgeon, a large, bony-plated fish with an elongated body that is an important source of caviar and isinglass.
Sturgeon participated in fleet submarine exercises in August and September and in a project for the Chief of Naval Operations from 29 September to 31 October.
Sturgeon was decommissioned on 1 August 1994 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 August 1994.
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 USS Sturgeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USS Sturgeon (SS-25) was renamed USS E-2 (SS-25) in 1911; E-2 was commissioned in 1912 and scrapped in 1922.
USS Sturgeon (SS-187), a Salmon-class submarine, was commissioned in 1938 and scrapped in 1948.
USS Sturgeon (SSN-637), the lead ship of the Sturgeon class, was commissioned in 1967 and scrapped in 1994.
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 SSN-637 Sturgeon
STURGEON class submarines were built for anti-submarine warfare in the late 1960s and 1970s.
Thus in the progression from Skipjack to Thresher to the Sturgeon class in 1967, there were significant improvements in quieting with each generation, and a loss in several knots of top speed.
USS Sturgeon (SSN 637) was originally conceived as a modest upgrade to the Permits but she grew to become a class of her own.
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The third Sturgeon (SSN-637) was laid down on 10 August 1963 by the General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Conn.; launched on 26 February 1966; sponsored by Mrs.
When Sturgeon completed her overhaul in October, she was transferred to Submarine Squadron 10 based at New London.
Sturgeon stood out to sea, on 29 November, en route to the Mediterranean and a scheduled six-month deployment with the 6th Fleet.
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 SSN 637 Sturgeon
STURGEON departed Groton, Connecticut in April 1967 and conducted her shakedown cruise down the east coast with ports of call in Norfolk, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, St. Croix in the American Virgin Islands, and Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
STURGEON was again deployed from June to September 1990 and was awarded the Battle "E," Engineering "E," ASW "A," and the Supple "E" for that fiscal year.
In January 1991 STURGEON was included in the highly successful operation SWAMP FOX, a multi-unit exercise that took her to a port visit in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
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Further reductions are likely to follow; reportedly the total SSN force is likely to decline to some 70-80 SSNs by FY 2000, with the retirement of older classes of submarines outnumbering the introduction of new boats.
As noted the SSN force is likely to fall to 70-80 boats and, in addition, two battleships are up for retirement in the FY 1991 budget, with the other two expected to follow later in the 1990s.
The reduction is mostly due to delays in conversions in Sturgeon (SSN-637) class submarines to carry Tomahawks; slower backfits of Spruance (DD- 963) class destroyers with vertical launching systems; problems with achieving an operational capability with the VLS fitted on Los Angeles (SSN-688) class submarines, and postponements in deliveries of new Los Angeles class submarines.
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 Sturgeon class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sturgeon-class (colloquially in Navy circles, the 637 class) attack submarine (SSN) were the "work horses" of the submarine attack fleet throughout much of the Cold War.
All Sturgeons were designed to surface through ice, with a reinforced sail and diving planes capable of rotating all the way to vertical.
Beginning with Archerfish (SSN-678) units of this class had a 10-foot longer hull, giving them more living and working space than previous submarines.
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 U.S. Nuclear Submarines
This is the USS Thresher, SSN 593, tragically lost in an implosion accident in 1963, carrying 16 officers, 96 enlisted men and 17 civilian technicians to their final resting place in 8500 feet of water.
This is the USS Permit, SSN 594 the first of a class by default; the Thresher was the actual beginning of the line, but with her sinking, the designation went to the next boat.
USS Nautilus, SSN 571, cruising on the surface.
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 U.S. Submarine Classes
This is the USS James K. Polk (SSN 645), assigned to Submarine Squadron SIX and homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.
Of these, the final 23 hulls, referred to as "688I" (for improved), are quieter, incorporate an advanced combat system, and are configured for under-ice operations in that their forward diving planes have been moved from the sail structure to the bow and the sail has been strengthened for breaking through ice.
The SSN 21 is significantly quieter than the previous LOS ANGELES Class, faster, has more torpedo tubes, and carries more weapons - up to 50 torpedoes or missiles, or up to 100 mines.
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 BWN SSN 637 Sturgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
They are equipped to carry the HARPOON missile, the TOMAHAWK cruise missile, and the MK-48 and ADCAP torpedoes.
The 1:350th scale Blue Water Navy kit of the SSN-637 USS Sturgeon is a multimedia kit consisting of Resin, White Metal, and Photo-etched parts.
The resin parts consist of the hull which a solid one-piece chunk of resin with all the detail cast in.
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 SSN-637 Sturgeon - Navy Ships
However, many boats of this class were retired prior to this limit in order to avoid expensive reactor refueling operations.
SSN 666 Hawkbill inactivates after 28 years of service COMSUBPAC Press Release August 27th, 1999 -- USS Hawkbill, the last active Sturgeon-Class Pacific Fleet submarine, has been stationed in Pearl Harbor since 1975.
Bates returns for good COMSUBPAC Press Release July, 1999 —- USS William H. Bates (SSN 680), a fast-attack submarine homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, returned home from it’s final deployment on July 19, and will inactivate later this summer.
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 Special Operations.Com
678), USS Cavalla (SSN 684), and USS Tunny (SSN 682).
In addition to the fully converted submarines, 6 Sturgeon class SSNs have been modified to carry a DDS, one in 1982 and 5 in 1988-1991.
The new Seawolf (SSN 21) is supposed to be given a minimal SEAL/transport capability, to replace the unique cababilities that will be lost when the ex-SSBNs and the Sturgeons are decommissioned.
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 Nuclear-powered Attack Submarines
During the Cold War, one of the main tasks of fast attack submarines (SSNs) became finding and tracking Soviet submarines.
Nuclear-powered Fast Attack Submarine Sturgeon was the first of a 37-boat class commissioned from March 1967 to August 1975.
Sturgeon could make better than 20 knots (37 km/hr) on the surface, over 25 knots (46 km/hr) submerged (the exact figure remains classified).
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 SSN-685 Glenard P. Lipscomb - Navy Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The USS Glenard P. Lipscomb (SSN 685) was the US Navy’s second prototype design using a turbo-electric power plant similar to the Tullibee.
The Glenard P. Lipscomb was generally similar to the SSN-637 Sturgeon class, apart from the use of submarine turbo-electric drive [TEDS] rather than the standard geared drive.
Although serving as a test platform, the "Lipscomb Fish" was a fully combat-capable attack submarine.
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 USS Sturgeon (SSN 637)
USS STURGEON was the first ship in the STURGEON - class of nuclear powered attack submarines.
Named after the large, bony-plated fish with an elongated body which is found in both fresh and salt water, especially in the North Temperate Zone, and which is an important source of caviar and isinglass, the USS STURGEON was the third ship in the Navy to bear the name.
After more than 27 years of service, the STURGEON was both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on August 1, 1994.
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 A New Era in the Arctic
Since the 1960s, the USS Sturgeon (SSN-637)-class submarine has been the "workhorse" of the Arctic.
Right up to the last 637 deployment by USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686) in late 2000, these submarines were the backbone of Arctic submarine operations.
[Editor's Note: See the Winter 2001 issue of UNDERSEA WARFARE.] With the passing of the venerable Sturgeon class, the Submarine Force decided that to maximize its flexibility for global operations, three current classes - 688, improved 688 (688I), and Seawolf - would all have their Arctic capabilities developed to the greatest extent possible.
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 Submarine Models. SEAWOLF - TRIDENT - LOS ANGELES - STURGEON
Submarine Models are beautifully handcrafted using select Mahogany and Walnut hardwoods naturally finished in clear stain and high gloss polyurethane.
Each Submarine Model is mounted on a solid Walnut Base that has an area to display an engraving plate (1.5" x 3.0" engraving plate size).
U.S. SSNs remain the most effective anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platforms available to counter advanced diesel and nuclear-powered submarines operated by potential adversaries.
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 637 - SSN-637 Sturgeon - Navy Ships   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Focuses on management concepts and business skills as they relate to the Prerequisites: EC 625, MG 637 or P 619, MG 645 or P 620.
It is a generic image of the issue as you would expect in any catalog.
After a 5-year study was completed on the SSN-637 class submarine, Sturgeon, SSN-637, Electric Boat, Charleston, 30 Nov 1961, 03 Mar 1967, 01 Aug 1994
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 Submarines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A recent addition to this hull are a set of fiberglass indexing strips to help align the hull halfs and ease construction.
The Soviet ALFA class Fast Attack Subs were the fastest and deepest diving submarines built during the Cold War years when they were required to out perform any SSN's that the West could deploy against them as they stalked the US Navy's Ballistic Missile Submarines.
Our medium sized STURGEON hull is for the modeler who wants something a bit larger than the 1/96 scale SSN-637, but does not quite have the room for the larger 1/48 scale boat.
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 USS Sturgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
After the loss of the SSN Thresher in 1963, the Navy began major redesign of the class.
These redesigned boats became known as the Permit (SSN-594) class.
The first Sturgeon class sub was launched in 1966, with thirty-seven additional boats built, ending with SSN 687 in 1974.
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 USS Sturgeon - SSN 637 - Unit Pages
USS Sturgeon - SSN 637 - Unit Pages
Does anyone have an extra Sturgeon Coffe Mug?
Get customized gear and clothing for the USS Sturgeon - SSN 637 at an exclusive discount through Military.com.
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 US Submarine Models | United States Fast Attack Sub Models & Decals
US submarine models from the Fast Attack SSN classes.
We even have the USS James K Polk special operations sub model (you don't have to buy a special kit to modify a 640 model) and that rare old bird, the USS Tullibee SSN 597.
Click on the image to see an enlarged image of the model.
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 USS Sturgeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
I served aboard the USS Sturgeon from April of 1989 to December of 1989.
Decommissioned and struck from the Navy List 1AUG94
If you know of other USS Sturgeon related pages please e-mail me and I will be glad to link them up.
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