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U.S.S. ALEXANDER HAMILTON

(SSBN-617)


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The USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON (SSBN-617), a Lafayette-class submarine, was commissioned on 27 JUN 1963. USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON served her country for 29 years, 7 months and 27 days, until decommissioned on 23 FEB 1993.

The USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON (SSBN-617) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

SSBN-617 Deployments - Major Events

Add a SSBN-617 Shellback Initiation Add a SSBN-617 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN1961-Keel Date: 26 JUN 1961
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
AUG1962-Launch Date: 18 AUG 1962
JUN1963-Commissioned: 27 JUN 1963
OCT1967-JUN1968Regular Overhaul
JAN1969-JUL1970Mediterranean
AUG1975-OCT1975Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAY1976-AUG1976Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
SEP1978-NOV1978North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
OCT1979-DEC1979Regular Overhaul
JAN1980-MAR1980North Atlantic
APR1980-JUL1980North Atlantic
MAR1986-MAY1988Operational Commission Extension due to damage to SSBN636
OCT1986-JUL1989Regular Overhaul
JUN1991-Shellback Initiation - 11 JUN 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB1993-Decommissioned: 23 FEB 1993

SSBN-617 General Specifications

Class: Lafayette-class submarine

Named for: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Complement: 13 Officers and 130 Enlisted

Displacement: 7250 tons

Length: 425 feet

Beam: 33 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship-Submarine Recycling Program completed 28 February 1994