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U.S.S. BARBEL

(SS-580)

DEUS ET PATRIA

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USS BARBEL (SS-580) - a Barbel-class diesel-electric submarine

In Commission 1959 to 1989

SS-580 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SS-580 Shellback Initiation Add a SS-580 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1956 - Keel Date: 18 MAY 1956
at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Kittery ME
JUL 1958 - Launch Date: 19 JUL 1958
JAN 1959 - Commissioned: 17 JAN 1959
OCT 1962 - MAR 1963 West Pac
OCT 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 22 OCT 1965 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 29 SEP 1966 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1966 - JUN 1967 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1966 - JUN 1967 West Pac
JAN 1967 - JAN 1969 Regular Overhaul
JUL 1969 - DEC 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1970 - JUN 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac
JUN 1974 - DEC 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1977 - JAN 1978 West Pac
JUN 1979 - NOV 1979 West Pac
DEC 1980 - MAY 1981 West Pac
SEP 1984 - APR 1985 Dry-Pack 84-85
SEP 1985 - OCT 1989 West Pac
DEC 1989 - Decommissioned: 4 DEC 1989

SS-580 General Specifications

Class: Barbel-class diesel-electric submarine

Complement: 10 Officers and 69 Enlisted

Displacement: 1744 tons

Length: 219 feet 6 inches

Beam: 29 feet

Draft: 25 feet

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target 30 January 2001