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U.S.S. LAFAYETTE

(SSBN-616)

Nous Sommes Ici

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USS LAFAYETTE (SSBN-616) - a Lafayette-class submarine

In Commission 1963 to 1991

SSBN-616 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1961 Keel Date: 17 JAN 1961
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
MAY 1962 Launch Date: 8 MAY 1962
APR 1963 Commissioned: 23 APR 1963
JAN 1986 - JAN 1987 atlantic
JAN 1986 - FEB 1986 North Atlantic
AUG 1991 Decommissioned: 12 AUG 1991

SSBN-616 General Specifications

Class: Lafayette-class submarine

Named for: Gilbert du Motier

Complement: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted

Displacement: 7250 tons

Length: 425 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots

Final Disposition: Entered Ship-Submarine Recycling Program 12 August 1991; recycling completed 25 February 1992