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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

Add a SS-581 Shellback Initiation Add a SS-581 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1957-Keel Date: 15 APR 1957
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY1959-Launch Date: 16 MAY 1959
OCT1959-Commissioned: 15 OCT 1959
JUL1960-JUL1960Panama Canal
FEB1961-SEP1961West Pac
JAN1962-JAN1962Open House for Worlds Fair Visitors Seattle WA
JUL1962-JAN1963Regular Overhaul
APR1963-Shellback Initiation - 18 APR 1963 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1963-MAY1963Battle of Coral Sea Pageant - Australia
JUN1963-Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 1963 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1965-JUN1965West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1966-SEP1966Regular Overhaul
JUL1968-DEC1968West Pac
FEB1969-MAR1970Dry Dock
JUL1970-DEC1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1971-DEC1971West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1972-FEB1973Regular Overhaul
SEP1973-FEB1974West Pac
MAR1976-AUG1976Dry Dock
JUN1977-OCT1977UNITAS
JUL1977-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1977-AUG1977Panama Canal
AUG1977- Shellback Initiation - 21 AUG 1977 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1978-MAR1979West Pac
OCT1978-MAR1979West Pac
OCT1978- Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1978 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1981-DEC1981West Pac
MAY1982-Shellback Initiation - 27 MAY 1982 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1990-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]