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U.S.S. DARTER

(SS-576)

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USS DARTER (SS-576) - a Diesel-Electric Submarine

In Commission 1956 to 1989

SS-576 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SS-576 Shellback Initiation Add a SS-576 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1954 - Keel Date: 10 NOV 1954
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
MAY 1956 - Launch Date: 28 MAY 1956
OCT 1956 - Commissioned: 20 OCT 1956
JUN 1960 - SEP 1960 Dry Dock
FEB 1962 - MAR 1962 North Atlantic
OCT 1962 - NOV 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT 1962 - DEC 1962 Guantanamo Bay
MAR 1963 - JUN 1963 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY 1964 - JUL 1964 Caribbean
FEB 1965 - MAR 1965 Caribbean
AUG 1969 - JUL 1970 Dry Dock
APR 1971 - DEC 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - JAN 1973 Dry Dock
OCT 1973 - APR 1974 West Pac
APR 1975 - NOV 1975 West Pac
JAN 1982 - JAN 1983 RIMPAC
MAY 1989 - Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1989 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1989 - DEC 1989 Decommisioning
DEC 1989 - Decommissioned: 12 DEC 1989

SS-576 General Specifications

Class: Diesel-Electric Submarine

Complement: 10 Officers and 75 Enlisted

Displacement: 1620 tons

Length: 283 feet 3 inches

Beam: 27 feet

Draft: 19 feet

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target 7 January 1992



USS DARTER (SS-576)



The second Darter (SS-576) was launched 28 May 1956 by General Dynamics Corp. (Electric Boat Co. Division) Groton, Conn.; sponsored by Mrs. G. L. Russell; and commissioned 20 October 1956, Lieutenant Commander R. R. Blaine in command.

Since her commissioning Darter has operated on various training exercises in the Atlantic both locally from her home ports of Newport, R.I. and Charleston, S.C. (since 1 August 1959), and to Canada and Northern Europe on NATO maneuvers.

[Note: The above USS DARTER (SS-576) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS DARTER (SS-576) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]