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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1954-Keel Date: 10 NOV 1954
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
MAY1956-Launch Date: 28 MAY 1956
OCT1956-Commissioned: 20 OCT 1956
JUN1960-SEP1960Dry Dock
FEB1962-MAR1962North Atlantic
OCT1962-DEC1962Guantanamo Bay
OCT1962-NOV1962Cuban Missle Blockade
MAR1963-JUN1963North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
MAY1964-JUL1964Caribbean
FEB1965-MAR1965Caribbean
SEP1967-FEB1968Mediterranean
AUG1969-JUL1970Dry Dock
APR1971-DEC1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-JAN1973Dry Dock
OCT1973-APR1974West Pac
APR1975-NOV1975West Pac
JAN1982-JAN1983RIMPAC
MAY1989-Shellback Initiation - 15 MAY 1989 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1989-DEC1989Decommisioning
DEC1989-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]