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U.S.S. BLUEBACK

(SS-581)

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USS BLUEBACK (SS-581) - a Barbel-class diesel-electric submarine

In Commission 1959 to 1990

SS-581 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1957 - Keel Date: 15 APR 1957
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY 1959 - Launch Date: 16 MAY 1959
OCT 1959 - Commissioned: 15 OCT 1959
JUL 1960 - JUL 1960 Panama Canal
FEB 1961 - SEP 1961 West Pac
JAN 1962 - JAN 1962 Open House for Worlds Fair Visitors Seattle WA
JUL 1962 - JAN 1963 Regular Overhaul
APR 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1963 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1963 - MAY 1963 Battle of Coral Sea Pageant - Australia
JUN 1963 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 1963 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1965 - JUN 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - SEP 1966 Regular Overhaul
JUL 1968 - DEC 1968 West Pac
FEB 1969 - MAR 1970 Dry Dock
JUL 1970 - DEC 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1971 - DEC 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1972 - FEB 1973 Regular Overhaul
SEP 1973 - FEB 1974 West Pac
MAR 1976 - AUG 1976 Dry Dock
JUN 1977 - OCT 1977 UNITAS
JUL 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1977 - AUG 1977 Panama Canal
AUG 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 21 AUG 1977 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1978 - MAR 1979 West Pac
OCT 1978 - MAR 1979 West Pac
OCT 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1981 - DEC 1981 West Pac
MAY 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 27 MAY 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT 1990 - Decommissioned: 1 OCT 1990

SS-581 General Specifications

Class: Barbel-class diesel-electric submarine

Complement: 8 Officers and 69 Enlisted

Displacement: 1744 tons

Length: 219 feet 6 inches

Beam: 29 feet

Draft: 25feet

Final Disposition: Donated to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry



USS BLUEBACK (SS-581)



The second Blueback (SS-581) was launched 16 May 1959 by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. Pascagoula, Miss.; sponsored by Mrs. Kenmore McManes, wife of Rear Admiral McManes.

[Note: The above USS BLUEBACK (SS-581) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS BLUEBACK (SS-581) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]