SSN-612 General Specifications
Class: Thresher/Permit-class submarine
Complement: 99 Officers and Enlisted
Displacement: 3700 tons
Length: 279 feet
Beam: 32 feet
Draft: 29 feet
Final Disposition: Entered Ship-Submarine Recycling Program 1992
USS GUARDFISH (SSN-612)
The second Guardfish (SS(N)-612) was laid down by New York Shipbuilding Corp.
28 February 1961; launched 15 May 1965; sponsored by Mrs. Kenneth E. Belieu
wife of Assistant Secretary of Navy; and commissioned 20 December 1966
Comdr. G. H. Hines in command.
At present Guardfish is undergoing tests and shakedown. Once completed
she will join the Pacific Fleet to become yet another link in the Navy's ever expanding underwater deterrent force. In addition to her primary mission of seeking out
and destroying all types of enemy ships
she can conduct long-range reconnaissance and surveillance patrols and can carry out extensive ASW operations. Her high-speed
far-ranging mobility and her deadly array of modern armament and ASW equipment make her an important part of the Navy's continuing task of "keeping the peace" over the vast reaches of global waters.
[Note: The above USS GUARDFISH (SSN-612) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS GUARDFISH (SSN-612) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]