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USS 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
JUN 1961 Keel Date: 26 JUN 1961
at General Dynamics Electric Boat Groton CT
AUG 1962 Launch Date: 18 AUG 1962
JUN 1963 Commissioned: 27 JUN 1963
MAY 1976 - AUG 1976 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
APR 1980 - JUL 1980 North Atlantic
MAR 1986 - MAY 1988 Operational Commission Extension due to damage to SSBN636
JUN 1991 Shellback Initiation - 11 JUN 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
FEB 1993 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